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
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.
reached the finals after white washing their opponents in
four straight frames in the semi finals.
Huzefa Zulfikar of Tanga while Sagar beat Phillip
Cheruiyot his counterpart from Mombasa Sports Club.
claimed the highest break of 36 points which he got in the
Coast Snooker Winner Cliff Osano and runner up
Sagar Karia with their trophies.
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
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.
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.
thanked the Snooker Captain Nuruddin Haji, Yusuf Esmailjee,
Siraaj Esmailjee and Khuzema Pothi who worked tirelessly
to make this tournament a great success.
giving was conducted by the sports secretary of Burhani
Sports Club Hussein Ezzi.
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.
giving was followed by a Grand Dinner courtesy of Burhani
Sports Club Mombasa.
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.
Break Cliff Osano received a prize worth 10,000/- and a
Winner:- Cliff Osano, Runner up:- Sagar Karia and Highest
Break: Cliff Osano 36 points.