The Pool Inspector triumphs

BULAWAYO - Bulawayo has proved to be a favourite hunting ground for Tendai “Inspector” Mubaiwa after he bagged his second Carling Black Label (CBL) Pool National finals title over the weekend.

This year’s finals were held at the Raylton Sports Club in the City of Kings.

Mubaiwa showed some great composure and technique with the stick by overcoming an early setback having fallen behind in the first round to eventually register an emphatic 5-2 victory over Lewis Munyama, who eventually settled for second place.

It was in Bulawayo when the Harare-based star won his first title in 2016 and over the weekend, he once again showed his class by  outclassing 64 competitors, who participated at this year’s national finals.

For his efforts Mubaiwa pocketed a floating trophy and a cool $1 000 as well as three cases of Carling Black Label beer.

After capping a fine day which started in the early hours of Saturday morning before lasting deep into the evening, Mubaiwa could not hide his joy.

“I’m really excited to have won once again. I worked really hard. You know there are a lot of good players in this tournament and it’s not easy going all the way,” Mubaiwa said.

It was a painful defeat, though, for Munyama, who had shown a lot of potential by knocking out last year’s winner Obedience Lewis in the semi-finals.

For finishing second, Munyama won $700 and was also handed three cases of beer.

In the women’s finals, Charity Ncube of Kadoma overcame last year’s disappointment of being disqualified by winning this year’s title.

Ncube showed no mercy in a lopsided final against Flatta Moyo of Bulawayo registering a massive 5-0 win to walk away with a cool $1 000 and three cases of Carling Black Label beer.

“Maybe I was just meant to win because there is nothing different I have done this time around,” said Ncube.

Moyo who was enjoying the backing of the home fans throughout the tournament won herself $700.

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