Statement by Lesotho Chess Federation

It is an extreme honour and privilege that CFL announces that under the auspices of the International Chess Federation, it has been offered the  hosting rights of the 2019 ZONE 4.5 YOUTH UNDER 16 TEAM CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP by the African Chess Confederation. The event is scheduled to start on the 22nd November and end on the 30th November 2019.

The event has an Olympiad-like setup in that teams have five players, of which at least two must be ladies and one must be a reserve. It also has a team captain or manager. So the players collect individual points for the team.

We have gladly accepted the offer and now we are on the quest of preparing our teams. Below is a list of players who have been shortlisted and will have to play a closed tournament on the 9th to 10th November 2019 at Scenery Guest House in Maseru.

They are candidates who have played well in the High Schools’ Chess Championships and some who have played well also in the juniors’ chess championship of 2019.

Ramakesane Nthabiseng, Botha Bothe High School 16/05/05

Sebabatso Mokoatsi Lesia High School

Rets’elisitsoe Lets’oara, Leqele High School 10/03/03

Mohapi Itumeleng, Likoena H.S 3/11/04

Phera Malillo, New Millennium H.S 30/05/05

Lelimo Teboho, Mazenod H.S 30/06/03

Motsohi Karabo, St. Barnabas H.S 2006

Mahomed George, Masowe H.S, 06/01/06

Ts’ephe Lebajoa, Methodist H.S 15/02/05

Thabang Serero St. Patrick’s H.S 14/08/04

Mothobi Karabelo St. Patrick’s H.S 20/01/04

Bahlakoana Nts’onyana, Lesotho H.S 22/10/04

Moshoeshoe Moshoeshoe, Methodist H.S 09/03/03

Motlomelo Lihloela Itekeng H.S 10/02/03

Ts’epo Sepono, Butha Buthe H.S 29/09/03

Khosi Rapelang Molapo H.S

Mofali Katleho

Ts’ukulu Tumelo Itekeng H.S 23/12/03

Taioe Reitumetse 05/05/09

Ntsielo Bonolo 25/11/08

Thetsane Nteboheleng

Jeoge Rethabile

Khunong Ntsoaki 27/12/07

Peea Kamohelo 23/12/06

Lebakae Mojakisane01/10/09

Mesa Ramaliehe,Christ the King H.S 04/08/03

Motsamai Bokang, Leqele H.S,05/11/05
N.B, at least six(6) boys and four(4) girls will be selected which will make a total of two teams

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