By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
The Kaduna International Polo tournament is set to gallop off from October 23 to 30th.
The President Kaduna Polo club, Alhaji Suleiman Abubakar made the disclosure during the cheque presentation of the club.
He said “27 teams so far have confirmed their attendance.
“For the Georgian teams, we have recorded five entries, Georgian is the highest level of polo played on the African continent, this year we expect foreign nationals from Argentina, South Africa, England, this are the prominent countries where we will have players from”.
Alhaji Abubakar noted the tournament is Covid-19 tournament compliance, all the necessary steps to ensure Covid-19 protocols will be put in place, he said.
The President assured that the tournament will be the highest of polo in Africa continent.
“We hope and promise that we will lift the bar higher, we have continuously tried to improve both the quality of play and level of entertainment, the facility available, we hope that this year we will not disappoint”.
” We have some new teams that hope to do some magic and the traditional teams that have always come to compete, the Imani cup, El-amin , Trobell cup, Shettima Hadija cup, the traditional cups will all be played for”.
He thanked their traditional sponsors; First Bank PLC and other sponsors for their support in this year’s tournament.
On his part, the Tournament Manager, Hon. Ibrahim Kotongora revealed that Kaduna polo received 48.5 million Naira from their sponsors for this year’s tournament.
He equally assured that this year’s tournament will be a wonderful one.