THE NATIONAL chess team flies out of the country today to compete in this year’s Olympiad for men and women scheduled to run from August 1-15 in Tromso, Norway.
According to the team captain Maxence Murara, the players are in high spirit heading into this year’s Olympiad where they hope to make improvement from last year’s 155th position.
“We have all been practicing well and everyone on the team is ready for the challenge. We are a strong team now and we are prepared for the big event,” he said.
The national team is comprised of ten players including five men and five women. The men include; Godfrey Kabera, Alex Ruzigura, Murara Maxence, Eugine Kagabo and Allain Niyibizi.
The women’s team is composed of Royala Umuhoza, Christella Girizina, Marie Faustine Shimwa, Monique Uwinkesha and Aline Niyonsaba.