At a time when we are engaged in yet another Olympiad selection process, it is only fitting to pause to pay tribute to those pioneering chess masters who represented Nigeria in past Olympiads. Even though most of them are less active today, the achievements of chess players such as Tolani Owosina, Emmanuel Omuku, Adebola Dada, Theophilus Caiafas, Ayoola O, Oyeneyin Tajudeen, Olufemi Faseyitan, Dominick Nkemeh, Agusto Olufunmilayo, Onime I, Jubrila Ayinla, and D Akpanah among other past Olympiad veterans (including those who are still active today) will always have a special place in the history of chess development in Nigeria. They are chess giants in their own rights and they deserve our honour.
There is no doubt that these chess masters contributed immensely to the development of the game of chess in Nigeria and we are indebted to them. For this reason, we shall be examining some of their games in the future but for now, we are happy to present you with links to the games of Agusto, Caifas and Omuku.
We salute them and thank them for representing Nigeria at many chess Olympiad.
Agusto : 2 Olympiad: http://www.365chess.com/players/Obafunmilayo_Agusto
Caiafas : 6 Olympiad : http://www.365chess.com/players/Theophilus_Caiafas
Omuku : 5 Olympiad : http://www.365chess.com/players/Emmanuel_Omuku