In a landmark development in regional chess yesterday the National Bank Of Malawi announced that they will be sponsoring the Chess Association of Malawi.

Several chess federations in the region have struggled to get corporate support during these times of the novel covid-19 but the Chess Association of Malawi clinched a lucrative sponsorship deal of 3,6 million kwacha.

The President of the Chess Association of Malawi Ms.Susan Namangale said the sponsorship will cater for online competitions and developmental chess programs.

Malawi has 160 chess players registered with FIDE and has participated in seven consecutive Chess Olympiad from 2006 to 2018.

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