February 15, 2017

NPA Lagos Int’l Polo tournament gallops off

NPA Lagos Int’l Polo tournament gallops off

•GTBank savours benefits of partnership with Lagos Polo Club

By Jacob Ajom

The 2017 NPA Lagos International Polo tournament will commence this morning with top class action expected between clubs competing in the Silver Cup.

The opening match between Ibadan Challenge and Lagos STL gallops off at lunch time at the refurbished turf of the Lagos Polo Club, Ikoyi. Kano Manarat and Kano Nakudu will feature in the second match of the day while Kano Agad and Ibadan Jericho resume hostilities at 3.15 pm. The last match of the day will feature Lagos Verdant and Lagos Aragorn.

Addressing the media at the Club house yesterday, Captain of the Lagos Polo Club Ayo Olasoju noted that in view of the challenging times, the tournament will feature four major cups namely Silver Cup, Lagos Low Cup, Open Cup and the Majekodunmi Cup.

With more teams expected in the two-week event, Olasoju said a cast of professionals from Argentina and South Africa will take part in the tournament touted as Africa’s premier polo tournament.

Meanwhile, main sponsors of the event, GT Bank have said their partnership with the Lagos Polo Club has been of tremendous benefits to both parties. “There are certain benefits you cannot quantify in monetary terms,” Oyinade Adegbite, GT Bank’s representative at the conference said. “Polo is very special to us as we use the platform to connect with our premium customers,”she added, noting that “above all, the quality of competition and organisation tally with our core values because we also believe that we are special. We are looking forward to two weeks of exciting polo and lots of fun too.”