He met this morning in his office in the capital of Abyan Governorate, Zanzibar Director, Captain Ahmed Saleh Al-Rai, Director General of the Ministry of Youth and Sports Branch in Abyan, with the leadership of the Abyan Chess Federation, represented by the President of the Federation, captain Alaa Bahakir, the general secretary, Mr. Ali Ibrahim, and the players who participated in the World Chess Championship in the Sultanate of Oman, the veteran international player Mansour Belaidi and the player The creative youth, Ali Sinan , in the presence of the sports figure who supports and encourages youth and sports, Abdullah Sinan.
During the meeting, the director general of the branch of the Ministry of Youth and Sports in Abyan, Captain Ahmed Saleh Al-Rai, welcomed the leadership of the Chess Federation and the players participating in the World Chess Championship.
Al-Rahi congratulated the honorable results presented by the players, praising the achievements and victories achieved, praising the level presented by the players of Abyan Governorate despite the scarcity of skills and the lack of necessary support for them, but the players of Abyan. Governorate always excels in any participation, and what was achieved by Abyan Governorate players in the World Championship is the best evidence. .
In advance, thanks and praises to the supporter of youth and sports, Abdullah Sinan, who is always present in any internal or external participation of Abyan Governorate players in the game of chess and supports and motivates them.
Meanwhile, the President of the Abyan Chess Federation, Captain Alaa Bahakar, presented the leadership of the local authority in Abyan Governorate, represented by Major General Abu Bakr Hussein, and the Youth Fund with their support in their previous participations and standing by the players.
Bahakar pointed out that the players, participating in the World Chess Championship in the Sultanate of Oman, covered their own expenses, and this is a suffering that we do not want to affect our players in the future, which results in them not participating. any external event.
For his part, the international player Mansour Balaidi thanked the Director General of the Bureau of Youth and Sports for this meeting, and Balaidi added, “We hoped that a large number of players from Abyan Governorate will participate to benefit and get the classification.”
Belaidi pointed out that our preparation for the World Championship was not at the required level, but we achieved good results despite the participation of several countries and prominent players.
The meeting discussed some issues related to Abyan Governorate players in chess, tournaments, and upcoming participations.
The meeting was attended by the Performance Officer at the Youth and Sports Bureau, Captain Wajdi Mahdi, and the Finance Officer of the Abyan Chess Federation, Yasser Haitham.