Harold Wanyama dumps Kireka for DMark


CHESS–Record league winners DMark have re-acquired the services of Fide Master Harold Wanyama.

The FM has dumped the reigning National Chess League champions Kireka for the side he featured for in 2013 and 2014.

Wanyama, who joined Kireka in 2016, and helped the side win two back to back titles has cited need for a ‘fresh challenge’ as reason for his exit.

“I really like challenges,” he said “I wanted to join a title chasing team so I left. DMark was slowly going down so decided to join them. I helped usurp Dmark and now I want to do the reverse,” he said.

Wanyama joined Kireka from Makindye in 2016 and helped Bob Were’s side secure their first league title in over a decade on his debut season at the club.

DMark had been inexorable in the league; the side had won the league four successive times and was aiming at their fifth in a row last year, but Wanyama, and his Kireka side ensured nothing of a sort happened as they ended DMark’s dominance.

They went on to secure their second title in a row when they lifted this year’s trophy. With International Master Arthur Ssegwanyi and FM Haruna Nsubuga at the club, and with IM Elijah Emojong expected to join the side next year, Were had hoped to have the crème de la crème at his club, but the Olympian had other thoughts.

He returns to the side he helped win two titles, and he joins fellow Olympian FM Patrick Kawuma and Walter Okas as the top guys at the club.



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