Philip Moriba has won the three day Squash tournament organized by Aureol Insurance Company at the Aqua Sports Complex at Murray Town.
During the final he defeated Charles Aruna by three straight sets 9-1.9-1, and 9-3 to clinch this year’s Aureol Insurance Company’s trophy and cash prize of one million Leones (Le1, 000,000).
Runner –up Aruna received a cash prize of Le750, 000 (Seven hundred and fifty thousand Leones)
The youngest player in the tourney was Rodney Michael Junior (10 years) who also won the U-12 third position. In second position was Nadi Bart-Williams while Edward Micheal was crowned winner in the U-12 category.
In the U-16 Category it was a win for Alie Basma while Morrie Vandi was second and in third place was David Bindi
In the Advance Category it was a win for Aongus Okeeffe and Tom Kannes was in second position
Speaking to Awoko Sports Philip Moriba said that he has dominated the Squash competition for 15 consecutive years before he took a break, and made a come back some 10 years ago
He described his opponent Charles Aruna as full of talents, but was able to overcome him through his vast experience in the discipline over the years, and further lauded the tournament as one of the best organized at the Aqua complex.
For his part the defeated Charles Aruna said losing the Aureol Insurance Company Squash tourney is a painful thing for him as the sponsors have the most outstanding prizes up for grab than other sponsors.
He further attributed his defeated to his semi-finals tussle with Toby which was played earlier in the day as he burnt up some energies before he took on Moriba in the finals later in the day.
In his speech during the closing ceremony the Managing Director of (AIC) Solomon Samba said they have witnessed a very exciting Squash tourney and they are going to make it an annual event.
Sports Director Bai Kabia in his speech said sports is all about activities bringing people together and they are happy to be part of it and mentioned that as a Ministry they cannot be able to sponsor all the sporting disciplines that’s why they are appealing to companies to come onboard to render the necessary assistant.