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Coastweek -- Seen [from left] Noman Adamjee presenting an award to Huzefa Zulfikar of Tanga. Abid Vejlani presenting award to the youngest entrant Muffadal Zoher. Vice Chairman Murtaza Tajbhai presenting an appreciation award to Alihusein Namajee. PHOTOS COURTESY OF SAMSON AND ZUL HASSANALI.
Cliff Osano is the New Burhani Coast Open Snooker Champion

Coastweek -- Osano from Railway Club Nairobi made a brilliant comeback to beat Sagar Karia of Mombasa Sports Club in a gruelling best of nine frames final at the Burhani Crucible one of the best snooker tables in Kenya, reports ALIHUSEIN NAMAJEE.

Sagar started in style winning the first frame by a wide margin but Osano levelled the scores by taking the second frame on the black ball after a bad mistake by Sagar.

The next two frames were won by Sagar and with a commanding lead of three frames to one it looked like it was Sagar’s match but Osano like a wounded lion fought back gallantly to win four frames in a row to claim the title convincingly by winning the match five frames to three.

Both players reached the finals after white washing their opponents in four straight frames in the semi finals.

Osano beat Huzefa Zulfikar of Tanga while Sagar beat Phillip Cheruiyot his counterpart from Mombasa Sports Club.

Osano also claimed the highest break of 36 points which he got in the first round.

Coastweek -- Coast Snooker Winner Cliff Osano and runner up Sagar Karia with their trophies.

The prize giving ceremony was presided over by the executive members of Anjuman e Burhani, the Chairman of Burhani sports club Shaikh Mukarram Ezzi, committee members, invited guests, veteran snooker players and all the participants in the tournament.

Alihusein Namajee as MC congratulated the winner and runner up for entertaining the capacity crowd with some good snooker and also the organisers for a very well organised tournament.

Murtaza Tajbhai the vice Chairman of Burhani sports club thanked all the participants, the referees, his fellow committee members and all the sponsors for their support in making the tournament a great success.

He also thanked the Snooker Captain Nuruddin Haji, Yusuf Esmailjee, Siraaj Esmailjee and Khuzema Pothi who worked tirelessly to make this tournament a great success.

The prize giving was conducted by the sports secretary of Burhani Sports Club Hussein Ezzi.

The prizes were presented by the Chairman Shaikh Mukarram Ezzi to the winner and runner up and other awards were presented by the executive members of Anjuman e Burhani.

The prize giving was followed by a Grand Dinner courtesy of Burhani Sports Club Mombasa.

The winner Cliff Osano received a prize worth 52,000/- and the Burhani Coast Open Champion Trophy 2016.

The runner up Sagar Karia received a prize worth 21,000/- and the Burhani Coast Open runner up Trophy 2016.

The Highest Break Cliff Osano received a prize worth 10,000/- and a trophy.

Full Results:- Winner:- Cliff Osano,  Runner up:- Sagar Karia and Highest Break: Cliff Osano  36 points.

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