Gambia routed in Norway int’l chess tourney

By Sulayman Bah

Gambia endured a whopping in the Tromso global Olympiad Tromso global Olympiad chesschess tournament in Norway.

Getting trounce in the initial stages of the competition notable among them a four-nil battering to Andorra, it couldn’t have been best of starts for the visiting Gambian team that had to contend with visa issues prior to traveling.

Under the flagship of AntoumanNjie, Gambia chess federation boss, the Gambian contingent that has auditor HabibMboob as coach, couldn’t pull off the shocks against Surinam enduring back-to-back defeats.

Ebrima Bah, Joseph Dalliah, MomodouBittaye, Elimon Lemon and JalamangJallow are Gambia’s player who took part in the Scandinavia competition.

The West African nation had an impressive preparatory outing after piping a number of countries in a sub-regional chess tourney it hosted.