The stage is set for the legendary Usman Dantata polo ground to host the biggest annual event in Kano’s sporting calendar, the 2021 Kano International Polo Tournament.
Kano Polo Captain, Tajudeen Dantata who dropped this hint, told Polo Royals in Kaduna that preparations for the annual festival of the game of kings would get underway immediately after the Sallah Holiday festivities.
Dantata stated that the organizing committee has been holding meetings with sponsors and partners of the tournament, hope to stick to the traditional September date of the grand fiesta.
“We are pushing to increase spectator turnout this year, while creating more opportunities for home-based players. The level of team interest is inspiring and we look forward to watching the competition unfold in what promises to be the most exciting high-goal season ever,” he stated.
“Our vision is to make sure that the noble game is played across the country by more and more Nigerians’. We want to be able to show the world that Kano and indeed Nigeria can play polo at the global stage, and we’ve proven that over the decades with our tournament.” Dantata added.
Polo Royals also noted that five of Nigeria’s biggest high-goal teams, EL-Amin, Trappco Ranch, Rubicon, Malcomines and Lintex, are bracing for another epic battle during the tournament.
Dubbed as one of the most exciting polo tournaments, the prestigious grand slam line up top Nigerian players and patrons with the fully complemented professionals from Europe, Southern America and South Africa are expected to display their awesome skills during fiesta.