Kenya is set to host, for the first time, the Africa Youth Chess Championship (AYCC) this month in Kisumu with more than 12 countries expected to participate.
Kenya will have a contingent of 45 players in the event set to be held from 11th to 19th of this month.
Kenya will hope to collect more medals during this year’s event after managing only one gold medal at the previous event held in Egypt last year, won by Fathima Mohammed in the under 12 years category.
Players at the AYCC will compete in nine round matches with an estimated time of four hours per game and the event will have all categories from the under 8 to under 18 years.
Among countries who have confirmed participation in the nine day tournament are Algeria, Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa and Namibia.