Defending champions Kano Lintex and former champions, Lagos Leighton Kings are set to rekindle their festering rivals as the prestigious 2023 Lagos international polo galloped off yesterday with thirty-five other teams eyeing top laurels.
Kano Lintex defeated Leighton Kings with a sudden death goal to overthrow the title holder and won their first ever Majekodunmi Cup title, and since last year the battle cry in Lagos has been that of revenge as the two are joined by a new comer in the race for the biggest prize of the tournament.
For the second time in the rich history of the international polo festival, the glamorous event would be decided over three weeks of bumper to bumper polo actions with six equally matched teams jostling for the Open Cup from Jan. 28- Feb.5 in the opening week.
The highly revered Majekodunmi Cup will take the center stage from February 7-12, 2023 with three teams including the defending champions, Lintex, former champions Leighton Kings and a debutant battling for the top prize.
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The last week of February 7, 2023 would feature 27 teams drawn from major polo centers across the country locked in battle royale for the Low Cup and the Silver Cup and respectively.
The race for the two major prizes gallops off February 8, while the winners are billed to emerge on February 19, in the final games of the tournament.
“It’s going to be three weeks of thrilling polo experience for our esteemed sponsors, partners and lovers of the noble game.” Tournament Manager, Olumayowa Ogunnusi disclosed at a world press conference heralding the 2023 edition.