Amahle wins chess

2017-04-27 06:00
Principal Vuyelwa Ndunduzela congratulates Amahle Zenzile, 10, after she won in a chess competition held in Crossroads.PHOTO: Mbongiseni MASEKO

Principal Vuyelwa Ndunduzela congratulates Amahle Zenzile, 10, after she won in a chess competition held in Crossroads.PHOTO: Mbongiseni MASEKO

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Amahle Zenzile, a learner from Imbasa Primary School who won in a chess competition just months after she joined the game, believes that she is destined for greater heights

Zenzile, 10, a Grade 5 learner from Crossroads, won in the local leg of the competition which was held for schools in the area.

The event was held at the local library last week, and was organised by the Crossroads Chess Club.

Zenzile competed against six other learners in Group C of U/11.

She said she developed the love of the game after she was invited by a friend to play last year.

“The competition was a bit difficult, but I managed to put up a good fight. I fell in love with the game last year after I went to the library with a friend and I was asked to join the team. I want to go far with it,” Zenzile said.

Vuyelwa Ndunduzela, the school principal, said they were proud of Zenzile’s achievement.

“Chess is a cognitive development of a child and it stimulates their thinking skills. We are happy for her achievement. We have already bought 10 Chessboards and we want to attract more learners to play it in school.

We have already made an agreement with three facilitators from the library who will come and teach our learners after school hours. We want to do monthly competitions where learners from different Grades would compete,” Ndunduzela said.

Zenzile said she was keen and now had the courage to enter other chess competitions.

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