Namibia Football Star Brave Warriors' former Goalie Athiel Mbaha takes to Chess
Mbaha, who was part of the Brave Warriors squad that participated in the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations, which was hosted by Ghana, has so far played two games for his club and has won them both. He is said to be a quick thinker and possesses deadly moves that often leave his opponents chewing on their nails out of sheer frustration.
Namibia Chess Federation (NCF) president Otto Nakapunda expressed excitement with Mbaha joining the premier chess league, saying he has already done it in football and will surely succeed in inspiring the deaf community to come out and enjoy their God-given talents through the premier chess league.
"Since our league is still at its infant stage, Mbaha will most definitely add value to the league and will also serve as an inspiration to other deaf individuals who want to excel in sports, but lack that much needed boost to come out. We would also like to encourage other deaf individuals to join the chess league and realise their true potential," said Nakapunda.