Team Dangote wins MTN Presidents’ Polo tourney
Team Dangote at the weekend defeated Shinkafi 6-4 to win the MTN sponsored 2016 Presidents’ Cup held at the Lagos Polo Club.
The exclusive polo fiesta, which attracted over eight teams, is revered as one of the biggest tournaments on the annual calendar of the Lagos Polo Club.
The tournament also had teams Fasinro, Ogunbanjo, Akinrele, Amusan and Oshogwemoh as participants attracted the creme-de-la crème of the country.
Speaking at the end of the three-day tournament, Vice President, Dangote Group of Companies and a former president of the club, Sani Dangote, commended MTN Nigeria for sponsoring the competition.
He described the relationship between MTN and the tournament as a special one that has improved the development of the game of polo in Nigeria.
Dangote’s nephews, Bashir, Usman and Sadiq, who participated in the tournament, added that the special relationship between MTN and Nigerian polo, and particularly the Lagos Polo Club, remains one of the major high points in the development of the noble game of kings in Nigeria.
“We are happy with MTN for consistently supporting the Lagos Polo Club in organising this tourney. The competition has grown to become one of Nigeria’s foremost polo tourneys and this is largely due to MTN’s support. We are grateful for this and we look forward to keeping them as our partners to develop the game to enviable heights beyond the shores of Nigeria and Africa,” Dangote stated.
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