The General Assembly of the Association of African Sports Confederations (AASC) was held in Cairo, Egypt, from November 23-26. Alongside the Assembly, which brought together 54 African Sports confederations, the 2nd International Sports Anti-Corruption Conference, International African Sports Exhibition, AASC African Sports Awards and Electoral General Assembly took place. In addition, several chess activities were held as part of the program.
Velimir Ivic, who recently became European Team Chess Champion with team Serbia, gave a simul for ten students of Ahmed Adly academy.
Another event held during the General Assembly was a friendly match, Africa vs FIDE. The African team included 4-time African Chess Champion GM Ahmed Adly (EGY) and the reigning Women’s African Chess Champion WIM Lina Nassr (ALG). The world team was made up of GM Daniel Dardha (BEL) and WFM Bruna Geske (ALB).
The match consisted of two blitz and two hand-and-brain games and saw the African duo emerge as the winners.
In March 2024, the Association of African Sports Confederations will organize the 13th African Games in Accra, the capital of Ghana. The 13th edition of the African Games is expected to attract around 5000 elite athletes and coaches from fifty-five African countries, competing in 30 sports disciplines. It will serve as an official qualifier for the XXXIII Olympic Games Paris 2024. Chess will be among the 30 sports included in the event program.