Rahim Haji became the new Jaffrey Motors Snooker
champion when he beat Suheil Khan in three straight frames in a
best of five frames final played at the Mombasa sports club on
Friday 3rd of March 2017,
reports NORBERT FERNANDES.
Rahim who has been
among the top players at the Coast for quite some time reached
the finals beating Sagar Karia and Sumaria while Suheil Khan
beat Yusuf Esmailjee and Siraaj Esmailjee in some very exciting
However the final
did not live upto to the expectations and Rahim with all his
experience made it look easy against his opponent Suheil Khan
who put up a creditable performance to reach his first final.
champion Phillip Cheruiyot had to concede his game in the first
round as he was travelling upcountry and could not defend his
organised by the snooker section of Mombasa sports club and
sponsored by Mr. Amin Ladak of Jaffrey Motors who is also an
ardent snooker player had an entry of 39 players from Mombasa
clubs namely KPA club, Oshwal sports club, Burhani sports club,
Goan Institute and others.
Some of the top
players including veterans Shashi Malde, Alihusein Namajee,
Faroukh Khan, Eric Ngeno and Khuzema Poti, Nuruddin Haji, Hassan
Namajee all took part.
It is very
encouraging to see such a good entry and its time other clubs
should also organise such events to promote the game of snooker
Mombasa sports club
snooker captain Alpesh Khimji thanked the sponsor Amin Ladak for
his generous sponsorship for the second year in a row; he also
thanked all the participants for taking part and making the
tournament a great success.
The sponsor Amin
Ladak thanked the snooker section of Mombasa sports club for a
very well organised tournament and pledged that this would be an
annual fixture at MSC.
presented by the sponsor to the winners.
Winner - Rahim Haji,
Runner up - Suheil Khan and Highest Break - Siraaj Esmailjee 31
Prize giving was
followed by a sumptuous dinner courtesy of the sponsor.