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28 teams jostle for 2022 National Carnival Polo tournament

No fewer than 28 polo teams are competing for a total of four cups in the different categories of this year’s National Carnival Polo tournament ongoing at the Guards Polo Club, Abuja.


The major Polo Clubs across the country gallop off for the top prizes in the week-long 2022 National Carnival Polo Tournament festival, the biggest Polo event of the year.

Four performing teams for the competition include Jos Malcomines, The Police IGP Strikers, Nigerian Army and Haske & Williams. All are bracing up for another epic battle.

The first-day game competition end up with, P Al Phamza 4-2 Badako Zaz; ASI 2-3 Polo Club 313; Nigeria Police 81/2 (eight and a half)-2 NSK; All games were decided in 4 chukkers.

Speaking shortly after the match, the chairman of, the Senate Committee on Police Affairs, Senator Tijjani Yahaya Kaura, noted that the aim of the Polo game was to bring the community and the police together in creating awareness for community policing.

Also, the Captain of the Guards Polo Club, Mukta Adhama, explained that the week-long Polo international carnival fiesta would showcase and celebrate the tourism potential, cultural heritage and unity of the country.

He said that the Polo game is technical and different from other games, but can be played in the different forms of life for unity, assured polo enthusiasts of a grand celebration in Abuja.

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, who was represented by the Force Secretary, AIG, Hafiz Inuwa, said: “We as a Nigerian police force are working with the people and we have to evolve different ways of synergizing with police when you look at the Polo tournament.

“You cannot diverse police from the military or vice versa because we are one and the same notwithstanding that the Armed Forces is separated from the police. We have to synergize and work together because they said all work no play makes Jack a dull boy.

“So apart from you know, collaborating in terms of providing security and what have you, we have to at the same time, know that we should have time for us or for relaxation, a time where we should come together. synergize together and know ourselves better.”

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