Action from the Lagos International Polo tournament
A fire-for-fire atmosphere is expected when Lintex-Anadariya and Fifth Chukker battle in the prestigious Majekodunmi Cup as full-scale action resumes at the Lagos Polo International Tournament which enters its final week Wednesday.
With four of the nine cups available already claimed in the first phase of the event which has MTN and GTB as major sponsors, polo enthusiasts can look towards an action-packed five days of polo with the best of ponies on display.
Kano teams Susplan and DMS are scheduled to commence proceedings for the week in the Low Cup which has Caverton, Ibadan Challenge, Ibadan Jericho and Kano RTC as other participating teams. They will be joined by either Goodfellows or Tavia Trojan who played the qualifying game Tuesday evening.
Other teams in the Majekodunmi Cup are Delaney Linetrale, Ironclad Shoreline and Ashbert Titans .The teams are to battle in two leagues with the winners heading into Sunday’s grand finale.
The Majekodunmi Cup is the final match Wednesday and it will be preceded by the match between Ibadan Jericho and Kano RTC in continuation of the Low Cup.
Regarded as the most prestigious cup in Nigerian polo, the Majekodunmi Cup is a high-goal polo. The teams here participate with invited overseas polo professional showing the highest level of skill to win the coveted trophy.
Other games to look out for in the final week are the Italian Ambassador Cup clash between the Titans and the Kaduna-based Fifth Chukker. This cup is played between the highest handicapped team from the northern part of Nigeria and the highest handicapped team from the south.
There will also be lots of prestige at stake when Linetrale and Anadariya jostle for the Independence Cup and the same atmosphere is expected when Lagos HST and Lagos Bell Oil & Gas clash in the Governor’s Cup.
Other sponsors of the Lagos Polo include; UBS, Delaney Petroleum, Veuve Clicquot, Land Rover, Atlantic Energy, MRS, Stanbic IBTC, Chapelhill & Denham, Southern Sun and Caverton Helicopters.