EXTRA: Nigerian teenager beats Canadian high commissioner in chess match under Oshodi Bridge

A young Nigerian with Chess in slums Africa beat Kevin Tokar, Acting Canadian High Commissioner to Nigeria, in a chess exhibition match.

Chess in slums Africa is a non-profit organization known for using the game as a framework to promote education and raise champions from disadvantaged communities.

In a Twitter feedTunde Onakayo, founder of the organization, said Tokar had recently visited his team on the axis under the Oshodi Bridge in Lagos alongside other commission delegates.

He said eight sailors from HMCS Goose Bay — a Royal Canadian Navy Kingston-class patrol vessel led by Daniel Rice — were part of the high commissioner’s team.

Onakoya said that after the high commissioner’s speech, he paired kids from his chess academy against the visitors for the exhibition match.

The contractor said one of the kids took on the commissioner and four naval officers and “defeated them all with next-level precision.”

“We received Canadian High Commissioner Kevin Tokar and 8 sailors from HMCS Goose Bay, a Royal Canadian Navy Kingston-class patrol vessel led by Commander Daniel Rice,” he wrote.

“The highlight of the event was when one of the kids from our academy took on 4 Canadian naval officers, including the High Commissioner, in a simultaneous chess display and defeated them all with precision. higher level.”

Onakoya has become a viral sensation on social media platforms since he launched chess in the slums of Africa.

He recently won the community action award at the 2022 edition of the Future Awards Africa (TFAA)

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