Kaduna Polo: battle for Georgian Cup begins as Katsina Kangiwa shocks Kaduna Kawo for Emir of Katsina Cup
By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON, Kaduna.
As action hots up at the 2015 Kaduna International Polo Tournament, battle for Africa’s most prestigious trophy; the Georgian Cup began Satuyrday at the Ahmadu Yakubu Polo Club House, Murtala Square, Kaduna just as Katsina Kangiwa shocked homeboys Kaduna Kawo 7-2 in the opening match
for the Emir of Katsina Cup, watched by several dignitaries.
Kangiwa took an early lead and maintained same all through the match. At the end of the third chukker, the scoreboard showed Kawo trailing behind 2-5. Kangiwa added two goals in the fourth chukker to increase the margin to 7-2.
In the fifth chukker, despite several efforts of both teams, none of them scored any goals, ending the thrilling encounter, 7-2.
Top dignitaries who watched the opening match include the Emir of Katsina and Life Patron of the Nigeria Polo Federation, His Royal Highness, Abdulmumini Kabir Usman, the Lamido of Adamawa, His Royal Highness, Muhammadu Barkindo Aliyu Musdafa and the Secretary-General of the Nigeria Polo Federation, Baba Kyari.
Meanwhile, dominant winners of the trophy, Kaduna El Amin will be seeking yet another trophy as they lock horns with Guards Brigade Rubicon in the star match of the day.
Also billed for today, Kaduna Sidlers would battle Kaduna Sultana Farms for the NAHCO Cup.
Other matches that will feature are for the El Amin Cup between Port Harcourt Octopus and Port Harcourt Security, Minna Tunga would lock horns with Minna Bosso, Sokoto Caliphate would battle Guards Brigade Dallatu, Bauchi Wase will slug it out with Bauchi M.A and Yola Yelwa will be facing Kaduna Askira Farms.