Fifth Chukker, a formidable Kaduna based polo team, has emerged winner of FirstBank of Nigeria sponsored Emir of Zazzau African Patrons Cup.
The highly motivated Fifth Chukker overcame their opponents Malcomines 10-8 in the explosive six-Chukkers contest to win the coveted trophy at the magnificent Fifth Chukker Polo and Country Resort in Kaduna.
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Led by Team Captain; Manuel Crespo, a 6-goal polo player, Fecundo Ketemer another 6-goaler, home-based Abdulrahaman Mohammed +3 and one of Ghanaian greatest polo players Kwame Isa +3, the team dominated Malcomines on their way to winning the trophy.
Though it looked like a one-sided affair, Malcomines were no pushovers as well, as they fought back in the third Chukker putting the Seventh time winners on the edge.
Urged on by their teeming supporters, Murtala Laushi +1 team leader, highly experienced Hamisu Buba +4, Argentine Satiago Marambio +6 and Alejo Aramburu +6, Malcomines fought strongly keeping polo fans including the Emir of Zazzau, Ambassador Nuhu Bamali and other top government officials on the edge of their seats throughout the 6-chukkers game.
But the home team and former winners of the competition, Fifth Chukker proved too hard for Malcomines who eventually lost the contest by a slim margin.
In the other match also decided over the weekend, Coronation defeated FirstBank team 10-8 to win the Late Gen. Hassan Cup.
The African Patrons debuted in 2004 as African Masters, but was re-launched in 2008 as African Patrons Cup.
In 2011, African Patrons Cup was offered as a platform to support Breast Cancer Awareness Movement in Northern Nigeria.
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