Lagos Unity Polo defeated Kano Tripple KKK 6-3 to emerge champions of the Dansa Cup while Lagos Fifth Chukker beat Lagos Shorelines 9-6 to clinch the Open Cup as the first week of the2014 Lagos International Polo Tournament ended yesterday.
Neither of the sides could hit target in the first three minutes of the opening part of the four-chukka Dansa Cup match as Glory Ebano’s weak shot was scrambled to safety but Abdulmumuni Musa broke the deadlock through a 12-yard backhand after picking up a loose ball.
Tata Ali Kura responded immediately for the visitors to level the score.
Hitman Kura and Farouk Ibrahim went close but Ebano made a frantic goal-mouth clearance to keep the sides at par heading to the second chukka which Musa again score to give the Lagos side a 2-1lead.
+1 handicap, Musa, who is also the captain of Unity, puts his side in firm control when he finished of an individual move by tapping in a low shot.
Hakeem shagaya then stamped his authority on the explosive match making good use of his revered backhand which he used to break a move at the center and in about thirty seconds later, he was on hand to hit a low drive to finish off a move initiated by Ebano to regain a two-goal advantage for Unity soon after Nura Mansur’s had scored for KKK.