The Vice President, Squash Federation of Africa Dr lucky Milo has told squash spectators to expect a high level of competitive squash as well as professional officiating at the 2017 edition of the Safeguard Zimbabwe Squash Open, as the Nigerian team arrives the country.
Milo, who doubles as the chairman Squash Association of Zimbabwe made this known during an interview session with journalists, saying: “Expect high level of professional squash and refereeing and a good contingent of foreign players too.”
The World Squash Federation (WSF) accredited referee who will also be on duty during the tournament said the first edition of the tournament was staged in 1991, however, there was a four-year absence only to restart in 2004. The tournament has been hosted by Bulawayo ever since 2004 till date.”
The tournament organisers have confirmed that Zimbabwe’s Minister of sports, Honourable Makhosini Hlongwane will be the guest of honour during the finals of the 23rd edition.
He revealed that The Bulawayo multi-racial squash loving crowd will not forget in a hurry, the biggest upset of the last edition of the tournament where the duo of Christo and Jimmy beat Mike Burns and Neil Nesbitt in the doubles finals.
According to Milo, first position in the male category will get 1,000 dollars, runner-up, 500 while third position 200 dollars.
In the female category, first and second position takes home 750 and 500 dollars respectively.
Doubles event, first and second position bags 500 and 300 dollars while in the veteran game, first position wins 500 dollars and 300 dollars for second position