Rubicon, Kashton clash, as Access Bank-UNICEF Charity Shield Polo enters final round
Rubicon and Kashton will set the ball rolling today in the Access Bank Cup, as the ‘big boys’ take the centre stage in the final week of the 2016 Access Bank-UNICEF Charity Shield Polo tournament.
Already, Argentine stars, Manuel Crespo and Julio Nowillo Astrada, both of who are seven goalers, have arrived from Buenos Aires for the final battles.
They will be featuring alongside Lawal Mohammed (0) and Adamu Atta (+3) for the Access Bank/Fifth Chukker team in the Charity Shield, which will start with the match between Keffi Ponys and MRS on tomorrow.
Diego White (+6) and Santiago Cernadas (+6) are also in town for what promises to be an exciting galloping explosion. Both Argentines will be featuring for Keffi Ponys alongside Babangida Hassan (+3) and Ahmed Wadada (0).
South African duo of Leroux Hendrix (+5) and Tom De Bruin (+7) are not left out as they will be in action for MRS, who are completed by Bashir Dantata (+3) and Idris Badamasi (+3).
The Rubicon is formed by Hadi Sirika (0), Malik Badamasi (+3), Idris Badamasi (+3) and Jamilu Mohammed (+3). Kashton will have Sherif Shagaya (-1), Lawal Mohammed (0), Johan Du Ploy (+3) and Manuel Crespo (+7), while Lagos side, Caverton-Sao Polo is made up of Seyi Oyinlola (0), Rotimi Makanjuola (+1), Diego White (+6) and Abdulrahman Mohammed (+3).
The 2016 edition of the 2016 Access Bank-UNICEF Charity Shield Polo tournament is designed to raise more awareness on the plight of vulnerable children and orphans, especially the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) scattered across northern Nigeria.
It is the first in the series that will climax in Europe with the Access Bank Charity Shield Polo Day at the prestigious Guards Polo Club in London in July.