First stage of the prestigious 2021 UNICEF Charity Shield polo tourney climaxed on high with triumphs for Fifth Chukker and Intershelter teams as the international charity event enters its final stagesTuesday, with nine team jostling for honours.

Home fans favourites, fifth Chukkers handed a thumping 11-7 defeatover hard fighting Jos Malcomines, to clinch the glittering AccessBank Cup, just Intershelter secured a closed 6-4 victory for their first UNICEF Cup title.

Both finals that were decided before a capacity crowd at the foremost Kangimi Resort in Kaduna saw Fifth Chukker scoring three quick goals in the opening chukka and go all the way for another Access Bank Cuptitle.

In contrast, the UNICEF Cup finals was a tense back and forth clash that went all the way to the final chukka before Tata Ali Kura pulled away Intershelter with two late goals against their resilience Sublime opponents, to separate the winners.


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