National Chess League: Mulago Kings Target Top Spot

Mulago Kings will be eyeing the top of the table when they meet defending champions Kireka Panthers on Sunday in the National Chess League.

The Kings are currently level on points (24) with league leaders Kireka A, but the former are placed second due to an inferior tiebreak.

They can however, dislodge Kireka A from the top if they manage to beat the Panthers with a big margin even if Kireka A win their game.

The Panthers had gone three games without a win (losing two and drawing the other) which consequently dropped them down to the eighth position in the table standings, but they managed to claw back to the top four with a win against Gambit in the tenth round a fortnight ago.

They come up against a familiar foe seeking to continue with their resurgence.

Kireka A will be cheering for their sister club to do them a favour as they seek to remain top.

The table leaders will face third placed Jinja Knights as overwhelming favourites to win the contest.

Patrick Kawuma, Kireka A’s board one drew his game against Civil Aviation Authority’s Mark Nyola Wasswa in the last round, but he will be looking to outwit his board one opponent (Emmanuel Otella) on Sunday.

Third placed Soroti Chess Club will take on 6th placed CAA in this round on board three.

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