Aubrey Taulo on Sunday underlined his credentials as the country’s king of squash when he beat his younger brother Chisomo 3-1 to win Lilongwe Open Squash Tournament.
It was sheer testimony that other players are finding it a tall order to dethrone the king of squash.
The new ambassador of the chasing pack, Chisomo Taulo, tried his best, but just like the others, it proved to be a tough task for him.
Having defeated James Matewere in the semis, Chisomo exhibited self-belief and determination in facing the Goliath of Malawi squash, according to results made available to The Nation.
In third place, Matewere’s standing at the top was further questioned by his brother Chembe to finish at 3-2. Of note, the progress of Matewere to the semis was put to a tougher test by Chimwemwe Mangani, who forced the tiring veteran to a sudden death 15-13 in the final set of quarter-final.
Full of upsets and uncertainties, the B Division saw a rarer name in squash Manyanda Nyasulu narrowly losing to Pokera Kayange. Manyanda had defeated the fancied Kingsley Gwaza along the way.
Wilma Roscoe did not allow the shenanigans her fellow veterans were experiencing. She made sure that she never dropped a single set in the round robin games.
Dickson Gondwe triumphed in the juniors category.
Malawi Olympic Committee (MOC) treasurer general Henry Sakala said the mother sporting body, MOC, seeks to encourage development of sports in Malawi especially participation of women.
Taking his turn, Squash Malawi president Matthews Mtumbuka expressed his delight at the commitment of the players and improvement of squash standards.
The total sponsorship of the tournament was K1 million with contributions from SR Nicholas, MOC, Chipozani Buses and individuals, including Mtumbuka, David Ng’onamo, Chris Kapenda, Teddie Kachingwe, Lucinda Nyamilandu Taylor, Dyson Mbengo and Chikumbutso Mkutumula.