After Swaziland, the FIDE delegation travelled to Namibia where they met with Director of Sport for the Ministry of Youth, National Service, Sport and Culture, Dr Vetumbuavi Veli, who is also the Chairperson for SCSA (Supreme Council for Sport in Africa) Zone VI. Dr. Veli said that he would support the inclusion of chess in the forthcoming African Junior games and pledged his support for chess in Namibia. They also met with the Schools Sports Union, who confirmed their assistance for chess and in particular with the transport of players and coaches to tournaments within the region. They then attended the prize giving for the first team tournament in Windhoek, which had been very successful.
(back row) Nigel Freeman, FIDE Tresuarer and Executive Director, Dr Vetumbuavi Veli, Director of Sport for the Ministry of Youth, National Service, Sport and Culture and Chairperson for SCSA (Supreme Council for Sport in Africa) Zone VI, Lakhdar Mazouz, African Chess Union President, Fremantle Kuhanga, Namibian Arbiter; (middle row) Kamutuua Tjajindi, Treasurer of Namibian Chess Federation; (front row) Tshepo Sitale, FIDE Zone 4.3 President, Otto Z. Nakapunda, President of Namibian Chess Federation and Rupert Jones, FIDE Development Secretary
Meeting with Namibia Schools Sports Union
(front row) Tito Martins (Press Officer Angolan Chess Federation), Jose Junquera (Vice President Angolan Chess Federation), Selma Simango, President Mozambiquan Chess Federation
When they returned to Johannesburg the FIDE delegation met with the Angolan and Mozambiquan Chess Federations and discussed the situation within both countries and their future participation in FIDE regional events.