The much-anticipated Bauchi annual polo festival earlier scheduled for July 25 has been shifted forward to August, Polo Royals can disclose as confirmed by the Management of the Bauchi Polo Club.
The decision to move the event to August was taken by the management on Wednesday and the new date has already been forwarded to the Bauchi State Governor, Alhaji Bala Mohammed who is the Patron of the polo club, and other stakeholders.
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Vice president Bauchi Polo Club Vice president, Aliyu Sambo who confirmed this on phone, stated that the shift would give the club enough time to adequately prime the turf of the Col. Dangiwa Polo Ground venue of the event and put other logistics to the required standard that befits high standard of the prestigious fiesta.
“We have also communicated the decision of the management committee to the polo ruling body, the Nigeria Polo Federation, all the visiting teams and our invited guests. They have all shown great understanding and reiterated their commitment to being part of our tournament next month,” Sambo added on phone.
Bauchi Polo Captain Bello Sam-Pam stated that over twenty ambitious teams comprising old rivals and debutants from Abuja, Lagos, Port Harcourt, Kano, Katsina, Kaduna, Yola, Bauchi, Jos, Zaria, Keffi, Argungu and host Bauchi, are all battle ready to jostle for top honours during the weeklong polo extravaganza.