Chess: NCF, CPAN to hold meeting in Abuja
The Nigeria chess Federation and the chess Players Association of Nigeria are set to meet in Abuja on december 28 to look for a way to put an end to the crisis that has rocked the federation for a better period of the year.
Things have not been rosy between the chess players and the federation president, Olalekan Adeyemi, with over 600 Nigerian chess players writing a petition to the chess world governing body Fide, appealing for urgent intervention in the face-off between President of the Federation and several groups of chess players, administrators, and organisers in the country.
In July the players held an unproductive meeting with the NCF board with both parties failing to reach a compromise.
meanwhile, a close source has revealed to Sunday PUNCH that another meeting has been arranged after six months to finally put an end to the crisis.
“Some parties are arranging a meeting between CPAN and NCF and it is slated for next Saturday which is december 28,” the source said.
“We got a communiqué from them (NCF) and they want us to talk and put an end to the whole issue and see how we can move forward.”