Over 30 play­ers sign up for Cap­tain Ayub Memo­rial show­piece

The Star (Kenya) - - Sports -

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.

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