High–class polo would be on center stage for 10 days, as the Lagos Polo International Tournament, which has GTBank as main sponsor gallops off today at Polo Club Road, Ikoyi.
The Silver Cup, the traditional event opener, would set hostilities rolling with three matches on the card as teams from Lagos, Kano and Ibadan battle for supremacy, while the Low Cup would close the day’s activity.
Of the 33 teams that would vie for honour in four cups 12 of them would stake their pride in the Silver Cup, which is the lowest grade in the tournament.
For the medium-goal Low Cup, five teams would be contesting for the top prize. The medium-goal Low Cup and the prestigious Majekodunmi Cup, which would round off the polo extravaganza will feature two teams, STL of Lagos and Rubicon of Kano.
The Open Cup, as well as the Majek Cup, which were billed for the concluding week, would have high-profile players from Argentina, United Kingdom, South Africa and a host of top Nigerian players participating.
Debuting STL of Lagos has Abuja-based Almat to contend with and a triumph for any of the contesting teams would see them joining the elite group of winners, which included 2018 champions Fifth Chukker of Kaduna.
Managing Director of Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, Segun Agbaje stated that the financial institution identified with polo because of the love it had for the game as well as sports in general.