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Tunde Onakoya’s Dad disclose how he hindered him from playing chess

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Tunde Onakoya's father disclose how he tried stopping him from playing chess

The dad of Nigerian chess master Tunde Onakoya, Pa Onakoya, has disclosed how he disliked his son’s passion for chessTunde Onakoya's father disclose how he tried stopping him from playing chess

He shared that to get Tunde to focus on his education as a child, he used to disrupt his chess playing.

This was revealed by the elated father in an interview with City Edge TV.

On Wednesday, Tunde Onakoya’s father arrived at the Lagos airport with his wife and others to greet the Guinness World Record-breaker.

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He said, “To me, Babatunde Onakoya is an angel because whatever he set his mind on you must succeed.

“As a small child, when Tunde was playing chess, I usually packed everything away from him because I wanted him to focus on school. I didn’t know that it was what would make him popular like this.

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“My advice for parents is that they shouldn’t to discourage their children from their passions. I wanted Tunde to be a doctor but I didn’t know that chess would make him popular like this. I thank God.”

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