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Malcomines Is Winner Of Jos Int’l Polo Tournament

The 2020 Jos Annual International Polo Tournament has come to an end with Malcomines emerging as champions in the prestigious Governor’s Cup sponsored by Keystone bank.

Malcomines beat Keffi Ponies 6-4 and half in a highly competitive game.

The Malcomines team spearheaded by President, Jos Polo Club, Murtala Laushi had earlier in the semis peeped Lintex by 11 to 5 and half. Also, Keffi Ponies spearheaded by Hon. Ahmed Wadada walloped Lintex in the semis 8 – 5 and half.

Thirty-two teams participated in the tournament which is categorised into the President’s Cup, NASCO Cup, the Imani Cup and the prestigious Governor’s Cup which saw the two finalist, Malcomines and Keffi Ponies.

The occasion attracted dignitaries including the entire traditional rulers of Nasarawa State led by Emir of Keffi, Alhaji Dr. Chindo Yamusa III and the Plateau state governor, Simon Lalong.

In his closing remarks, Gov. Lalong who is the Grand Patron of the Jos Polo Club expressed his delight over the hosting of the tournament at the time of the COVID-19 and promised to consolidate on the “positive development”.

According to him, hosting a tournament like that promotes tourism and economic development and that the government would develop the facilities in Plateau and also encourage grassroots participation.

Lalong expressed his pleasure on the invitation of international players for the first time and promised to work towards more international participation. He also promised that the annual Jos Trade Fair would no more hold at the Polo field as usual in order to ensure that only Polo tournaments were held there.

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