Friday, 11 May 2012


From May 23rd-27th & May 31st-June 3rd, 2012, the city of Kaduna will once again become a beehive of activities, as polo action will resume at fifth chukker lawns, for another edition of the Unicef Charity shield international tournament. Top Nigerian and international players will clash mallets with one another in the quest for supremacy.
The media personnel of fifth chukker, Billy Zack, in his words, said there will be a press conference in view of the tournament next week in Lagos. Date and time is yet to be confirmed as at the time this story was edited.

Friday, 24 February 2012

Ibadan Polo tournament 2012 in retrospect.

The Ibadan polo tournaments has come and gone,leaving behind good memories of sweet victories and gallant lost.One thing the Ibadan polo players will not forget so soon, is the Ade Alakija memorial Cup which they lost to Lagos tastee pot riders team which was made up of, Mayowa Ogunusi,Kwame Isa, Abdulmumuni musa and Bashir Ibrahim. Ibadan datade spider finished as runner up of Ade Alakija Memorial cup. The team was made up of the quartet of Adeoye Ajibade Glory Ubano, Jamilu Umar and Edozie Onwuli.

ADE ALAKIJA CUP was established to immortalize the late past President of Ibadan polo club, Late Ade Alakija who died three years ago. Ade will be remembered for his goodwill to mankind and his love for polo.

In the high goal category, the kano teams lived up to their expectations by clearing all the cups. Kano Bua which comprised Tata Ali kura, Shehi Rabiu, Ado Ismail and Ibrahim Abdul won the Prestigeous Rotimi Cup. Also, the runner up forn the same cup was the Kano Pompai team which was made up of Khalilhalifa, Yusuf Danmasani, Bashir Dantata and Farouk Ibrahim.

The Ibadan Cup was also won by another Kano team. This time it was Kano Titans. The team comprised Jamilu Umar, Ibrahim Abdul, Yusuf Katako and Halifa Ibrahim.
The Ibadan cup was presented by the President of the Nigerian Polo Association, Tomi Asuni, Rotimi cup was presented by Gen. Rotimi, and Ade Alakija cup was presented by Wili.
Some of the dignitaries who graced the events are Jide Owoeye,Chairman board of trustess Leadcity University,Mr. Muyiwa Ige(Chairman Spider Cafe and lounge),Mr. Dapo Lam Adesina (Commissional for Sports Oyo State)to mention a few.

For full story of the prestigious Ibadan polo tournament 2012, look out for POLOPLUS INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE. COMING OUT SOON!!!!!

Friday, 23 December 2011


he second edition of Santa Cup will come up on the 26th December 2011 @ Lagos Polo Club, Ribadu Rd, Ikoyi, Lagos. It would be recalled Super Sleighs emerged the winners of the maiden Santa Gold Cup 2010 of the Lagos Polo Club. The Adamu Yaro inspired team galloped to a 2-1 victory over Mistle Toes to claim the Boxing Day tournament that drew the cream of polo aficionados. Organised and hosted by club's management committee, the Santa Cup that pitted four equally matched teams comprising an exciting mix of established names and upcoming players, was the highlight of the club's Boxing Day celebration.

Appropriate Team names and playing times shall be drawn on December 24th 2011.

Monday, 19 December 2011

POLOPLUS MAGAZINE- The birth of a new era.

Revolution will soon take place in the area of Polo Journalism as an American Media Organization with Branch Office in Nigeria is set to Capture Polo Actions in Nigeria and other parts of the world, and have them produced in Print and Video formats.

Polo writers in Nigeria will join hands with the Organization to provide the much needed frame work to actualise the project which will take place early next year.

Monday, 12 December 2011


The tussle for Lagos polo Mini Tournament Captain's Cup came to a dramatic end yesterday as Tavia lost gallantly to the Maron team.

Lack of team work on the part of Tavia team led to their defeat. This was clearly noticed by spectators who gave their support to Tavia. It was a match Tavia could have possibly won if they had coordinated themselves from the beginning of the Match.

They were not coordinated and lost touch with the tempo of the match during the first, second and the third chukkers. They came back from behind but couldn't level the scoreline at the end of the fifth and the final chukker.

So far, the match was rated tough and uneasy win for Maron.

Saturday, 10 December 2011


The battle for the prestigious Lagos Polo Captain's Cup comes to an end today as Tavia will clash Mallet with Maron. Both teams qualified for final yesterday in the semi-final ouster.
Tavia walloped Smooth FM 3 goals aggregate to 1 and Maron sent Ecad packing with 6 goals to 4.

The two weekends Mini tournament has been very explosive. The Captain's Cup Mini tourney paraded most of Lagos Polo Patrons and invited polo players from Ibadan polo club.

Guests were thrilled with classic polo manoeuvring and a warm evening of melodious music.

Sponsors of the 2011 Captain's Cup Finals are Tavia Technologies, Caverton, Maron, Delaney, MRS amongst others.

Monday, 5 December 2011


The Lagos polo Captain's cup Mini Tournament kicked up last weekend with guest entertained with scintillating strokes and good horse riding controls from the players. This very tourney will parade big players like Seyou Dantata, Ayo Olasoju, Mustapha Keshinro, Kenneth Edeth,amongst others.