The prestigious 2023 Yola international polo tournament was grand in all fronts with the defending champions, Jos Malcomines making history as the first team to win the grand tournament fourth time on the trot.
The Murtala Laushi powered miners from the Plateau State who were still celebrating their victory at the recently concluded Keffi Polo Ranch tourney earlier in the year, added the American University of Nigeria (AUN) Cup to their loaded trophy shelf.
Another sublime achievement saw the debuting Crown Club & Resort polo team from Jos outpaced home crowd favourites, Yola Fombina team pivoted by Asharaf Yahaya and Isa Kwame to write their names on gold, clinching the highly revered Lamido Adamawa Cup on first attempt.
Polo Royals also report that at the end of six days of exciting and intensive campaigns, Yola Yola T.A. Stable warriors gave their teeming supporters plenty to celebrate about after defeating three other highly ambitious oppositions to win the INTEL’s Cup.
Yola AFDIN made it two for host Yola after winning all their games to the final, to lift crowded the M.C.Tahir Cup that featured teams from Bauchi, kaduna and Maiduguri in the winners-takes-all low-goal contest.
Visiting West Stream Ponies from Zaria became the only visiting side to earn a major prize from 2023 Yola polo festival, after firing past Bauchi and Maiduguri A&T team respectively, to clinch the M.C. Tahir Cup runners-up title.
Special Guest of Honour, Governor Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State pledged his administration would continue to partner Yola polo Club to greater heights.