Over 30 players sign up for Captain Ayub Memorial showpiece
BY SAMSON ATEKA / The Inaugural Late Captain Ayub Khan Memorial Squash tournament this weekend at Sir Ali Muslim Club has attrcated 30 players.
The tournament, which is being organised by Nairobi’s Sunni Punjabi Organisation in conjunction with Sir Ali Muslim Club, is being held in honour of the late Kenya Air Force Captain Ayub Khan, who passed away in May 1975 at a tender age of 23 after losing a two months battle against cancer.
According to the event’s director Tauseef Khan, the event will be played on knockout basis and on the best of five sets, depending on the number of entries received by the close of deadline. “If we receive many entries, we will run a best of three for the first round,” said Tauseef, who is also thehead of Sports Special Committee of the Sunni Punjabi Organisation and one of Nairobi’s upcoming squash players.
Among top players expected for the event are Bethwel Ogwayo, John Sagui, Abubakar Choudhry, Leon Keya, David Ngunjiri, Rizwan Khan and Joseph Munyasia.