By Rohey Drammeh
Officials of the Gambia Chess Federation have said the future of the game is promising after watching the play in the just concluded Chess Olympiad in Georgia.
Sasuna Mbye, vice president of the Federation who travelled with the team said the Gambian players have worked tremendously against well established chess nations from the globe.
Amadou Jallow, the president of the Federation led the 13-man delegation comprising both male and for the first time, female players. He told The Standard that majority of the players who went to Georgia were students drafted from different schools indicating that the youths have started having interest in chess.
“We are now working with the Ministry of Education on the possibility of introducing chess in the school syllabus, as chess can improve the mathematics of students”, vice president Susuna Mbye said.