Polo: Access Bank Fifth Chukker lift 2016 Charity Shield


By; Jacob Onjewu Dickson
Team Access Bank Fifth Chukker, inspired by Nigeria’s number one polo star, Bello Buba came from behind to beat opponents MRS Oil and Gas, thereby emerging champions of the 2016 Access Bank/UNICEF Charity Shield which ended Sunday evening at the Fifth Chukker Polo and Country Club, Maraban Jos, Kaduna.
In the second chukka, MRS were a goal ahead as the scoreboard read 3-4 with Access Bank Fifth Chukker trailing as the bell rang to end that chukka.
MRS however, failed to maintain their lead by the time the third chukka ended; Access Bank Fifth Chukker had leveled up with the scores at four goals apiece.
As the game advanced to the fifth chukka, MRS experiencing goals drought, were only able to add one goal, while the smoking hot Access Bank Fifth Chukker scored three to put them in a comfortable lead. The scoreboard then read 7-5.
The sixth and concluding chukka of the high goal match witnessed renewed efforts from MRS as they pulled two goals back, but their efforts were not good enough as Access Bank Fifth Chukker equally scored two goals, with the highly entertaining game ending 9-7.
The surprise appearance of the Governor of Kaduna State, Malam Nasir el-Rufai added colour to the closing ceremony as he strolled in unannounced during the presentation ceremony.


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