The African Chess Confederation (ACC) president, Lewis Ncube is expected to visit Zimbabwe on Wednesday this week to assess the progress made so far in preparations for the hosting of the African Schools Individual Chess championships slated for the 19th to the 27th of August at Rainbow Towers Hotel in Harare.

The Zimbabwe Chess Federation public relations director, Keith Mugozori said the visit by Ncube to Zimbabwe is to ensure that the staging of this huge event is successful.

Zimbabwe under the auspices of the Zimbabwe Chess Federation has, for the first time , been given by the ACC, the hosting rights for the 2017 African Schools Individual Chess championships.

The continental tourney will see over 240 chess players who fall under the 7, 9, 11, 13 and 17 age categories, hailing from 16 African countries, affiliated to the Fédération Internationale des Échecs (FIDE) converging in Zimbabwe.

By virtue of hosting the event, Zimbabwe is going to be put on the world chess map as well as earn an opportunity to showcase its hospitableness to young Africans, who are expected to bring business to the tourism and hospitality industry.