The General Directorate of Physical Education and Sports of Afghanistan has explained the reason for the dismissal of the former Afghanistan Chess Federation President Mr. Mahmod Hanif and confirmed the appointment of Mr. Haji Mohammad Almas Zahid to this post, chessnewsagency reports. Below we provide the letter from the Afghanistan top sports authority which was made available to chessnewsagency.
It would appear that the FIDE Presidential campaign ticket headlined by candidate Garry Kasparov has finally and completely sunk into a mire of lies trying to incite any scandal they can ahead of the elections to sway the elections results. Kasparov continues perseveres in piling up false accusations against the incumbent leadership of the International Chess Federation, relying on support of corrupt chess and sports officials, and by doing this, the 13th World Champion is causing significant damage not only to FIDE, but also to global chess as a whole.
You can read more about the latest scandal arising from corrupt practices of Mr. Kasparov’s campaign team on the chessnewsagency website.