Libyan chess player Yousef Al-Hassadi has been ranked number 1 under the age of 12 at the African level, according to Chess-DB, a web-based database of chess players around the world.

But despite raising the flag of Libya high in international sporting events and the good results he had already achieved, the young promising player is suffering a lack of attention and ignorance from Libyan sport officials.

Born in 2005, Yousef is expected to be one of the legends of chess in the entire world.

Abdul Basit al-Hasadi, the father of the player, called on sports officials to take account on the needs of his son of training camps and to provide a competitive atmosphere by participating in foreign tournaments, according to Libya al-mostakbal news website.

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