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Lagos International Polo Tournament set to gallop off January 28

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It’s my ball….Players in action at Polo tournament.Draw holds Thursday One of Africa’s most prestigious polo championships, the Lagos International Polo Tournament, will gallop off on January 28, the organisers have revealed.According to them, 35 teams have been registered to feature in all the categories.

Its well attended draw featured representatives of the various teams expected at the event.The draw was conducted by polo captain, Rotimi Makanjuola, supported by Nigerian Polo Association (NPA) President, Ayo Olashoju, President of Lagos Polo Club, Bode Makanjuola, Tournament Manager, Olumayowa Ogunnusi, among other top polo patrons and players.

Three top teams were drawn for the event’s biggest prize, the Majekodunmi Cup, six teams for the Open Cup, while 13 teams each picked their slots for the campaign for the Lagos Low and Silver Cups respectively.The ambitious teams, which are fully armed with foreign professionals and fortified with thoroughbred Argentine horses, are competing for honours for top laurels in subsidiary prizes like the Oba of Lagos Cup, the Governor’s Cup, Adedapo Ojora’s Cup, Sani Dangote Cup, Italian Ambassador’s Cup and Heritage Cup, among others.For the second year in the rich history of the international festival, the glamorous event would be decided over three weeks of bumper-to-bumper polo actions running from Tuesdays to Sundays, with the Open Cup tussles taking the lead in the opening week.Expectedly, Lagos Open Cup, the event’s second most wanted prize, will again provide the electricity that would thrill the grand fiesta that is revered as the biggest sporting festival in the cosmopolitan city of Lagos.

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