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Haruna Nsubuga

The Egyptian Chess Federation [ECF] has confirmed it will host the 2017 African Club Chess Championships that will run from 23rd July- 1st August.

The federation has sent out invitations to all African Chess Federations affiliated to the World Chess Federation [FIDE] to come and participate in this year’s edition that will take place in Cairo.

Each national federation can send two teams, each comprising of four players plus a reserve. The teams shall also comprise of 1 captain [trainer] and a delegate.

The participating team shall not pay entry fee, but players intending to take part are each required to pay a sum of $100 as registration fee, and it shall be paid to the ECF upon arrival.

If they manage to meet their financial obligations, Uganda will be represented by Kireka Chess Club and record league winners Dmark.

Kireka are the reigning champions in the National Chess League and Dmark finished as runners-up last year.

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