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2021 Nigeria National Polo Tourney: Lintex emerge winners of President’s Cup



 2021 Nigeria National Polo Tourney Lintex emerge winners of President s Cup
2021 Nigeria National Polo Tourney: Lintex emerge winners of President’s Cup

1 Lintex emerged as the President’s Cup winner at the 2021 Nigerian National Polo Tournament after beating Keffi Ponys 9-3 in the final of the tournament’s highest and most coveted trophy.

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2 The Nigerian News Agency reports that the final game of five chukkas and high goals was a one-sided affair from start to finish.

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3 Bashir Bashir, arguably the MVP of the game, scored a total of five goals with Abdulmalik Badamasi grabbing a double.

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4 Isa Kwame and captain Jamilu Mohammed each scored a goal to complete Lintex’s win.

5 “This makes me feel very good that all our efforts and training as a team have paid off. It was about teamwork, coordination, and determination.

6 “We look forward to working harder in the next edition of the tournament to ensure we successfully defend our title,” said Lintex captain Mohammed.

7 Hon. Keffi Ponys, led by Ahmed Wadada, managed to score three consolation goals through Wadada himself, as well as Aliyu Tijjani and Argentina‘s Ferdo Munaz to cap off a miserable night for Keffi’s team.

8 Nasiru Dano, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Guards Polo Club-Nigerian Army Polo Resort, presents the winners trophy to Lintex, winners of the President’s Cup at the 2021 Nigerian National Polo Tournament on Sunday in Abuja.

9 In other matches, also played on Sunday, Dokaji Farms defeated Malcomines de Jos 11-1 to lift the Legislative Shield, while the Nigerian Army defeated BUA / Nasriya 4-2 to emerge Unity Cup winners.

10 “In the polo game, the pony does about 80 percent of the work. So it’s also about the mounts and the players.

11 “The score could have been worse if I had played with my team, but unfortunately I suffered some injuries and had to watch my team’s spectacular performance from the sidelines.

12 “Overall it has been an interesting and exciting experience throughout this tournament and I think Guards Polo Club is gradually taking the lead in the game in Nigeria and indeed in Africa.

13 “Guards Polo Club is the club to beat anywhere in Nigeria, emphasized Dokaji Farms patron Senator Haliru Dauda-Jika, who is also the tournament director.

14 Additionally, Haske & Williams defeated Sikka Spa with half goals to win the FCT Minister’s Cup, while Wu Bassey Barracks defeated Niger Barracks 5-4 to win the COAS Cup.

15 ASI edged Alhusuna 6-5 to win the Guards Challenge trophy.

16 The tournament that took place on November 20 came to an end on Sunday at the Guards Polo Club – Nigeria Polo Resort, Asokoro.

17 Source: NAN

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