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Kano Lintex, Rumbu, others triumph at Kano Int’l polo tourney

The just concluded 2022 Kano International polo tournament that threw up four major champions and a handful of subsidiary winners has been lauded as the…

The just concluded 2022 Kano International polo tournament that threw up four major champions and a handful of subsidiary winners has been lauded as the defining epoch that would continue to sustain development of the game of kings in the state.

Vice President of Kano Polo Club, Tajudeen Dantata, reiterated the resolve, determination and willingness to invest more in the polo game and encourage the participation of youths in the noble game.

Home crowd favourites, Lintex, Rumbu and Agad won three of the four major prizes at stake, to set the stage for home teams’ dominance but the biggest highlight of the prestigious polo fiesta lies in the emergence of promising youths at the event.

Polo Royals report that at the end of ten days of intensive campaigns decided over two venues with plenty of rains, 2022 Kano international polo festival climaxed with Bashir Bashir Dantata’s Kano Lintex team defeating Abuja Rubicon in a tight game, to clinch its second Emir of Kano Cup in three years.

Kano Agad made it two for the home teams after upstaging Lagos Awolowo in a gruelling penalty shootout, to clinch the glittering Dantata Cup.

The youngest Patron of the tournament, Habib Buhari pulled off the biggest surprise of the event, motivating his Kano Rumbu warriors to a crowning victory in the Dangote Cup.

The first stage of the international polo extravaganza had earlier produced two proud winners with AA Polo team from Abuja outpacing the hard fighting Naval Sailors in a hotly contested final to win the crowded MRS Cup.

The Nigerian Navy team that was playing its first tournament polo in Kano gave a good account of themselves as they dug deep to win the Chief of Naval Staff Cup, edging Kano Titans to the title that was on offer for the first time in the over 90 years old tournament.

Subsidiary prizes carted home by winners include the Governor’s Cup, Gen. Hassan Katsina Cup, Kura Mohammed Cup, Sani Abacha Cup and Late Sani Dangote Cup played in everlasting memory of the late President of the foremost Lagos Polo Club.