The 2022 Kaduna Mini polo tournament which held at the Murtala Square has ended with two home-based teams and visiting Abuja team clinching all the top prizes.
A genuine competitiveness throughout with drama and excitement in equal measures, the 2022 Kaduna Mini Polo Tournament was a polo grand slam both on and off the pitch.
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The prestigious festival that attracted top dignitaries and polo buffs in their drove to the climaxed with fanfare
Trappco Ranch team defeated city rivals Kaduna Profile team in a tense final decided before a full house to clinch the event top prize, the Shinkafi Cup, played in memory of the former President of the Nigerian Polo Association (NPA), Alhaji Umaru Shinkafi.
Polo Royals also report that Col. Y Bello powered YBL team from Abuja clinched two of the three major prizes at stake during the abridged event hosted in place of the international version of the fiesta due to the renovation works ongoing on the Ahmadu Yakubu Polo Ground.
The Abuja YBL side defeated four other rivals to win the medium-goal prize, the Musaco Cup, while Kaduna crowd favourites, Profile team (2) won the runners-up prize.
Col Y Bello who was named the Most Valuable player (MVP) of the tournament was undoubtedly the biggest winner of the tourney as he led his low-goal side, Abuja YBL (2) warriors to earn the Ama Pharma Cup.
Kaduna Polo Vice Presidents, Mohammad Babangida and General Kapeh Kazir who took charge of the event, both hailed the successes of the mini event sponsored majorly by FIRS, many blue-chip business organizations and the Shinkafi family.