Badamasi inspires Rubicon to victory at Access Bank/UNICEF polo
Abdulmalik Badamasi inspired Rubicon to an 11- 9 1/2 win over Kashton as the final week of the 2016 Access Bank-UNICEF Charity Shield Polo tournament galloped-off in an explosive fashion on Wednesday. The event is holding at the Fifth Chukker Polo and Country Club in Kaduna.
Former national coach, Daule Baba – regarded as Nigeria’s most experienced player – and Access Bank’s Zonal Manager (North), Abubakar Kaita were among the guests that watched the Access Bank Cup encounter.
Rubicon, which has Idris Badamasi, Jamilu Mohammed, Abdulmalik Badamasi and Bashir Dantata, started the match on a half-goal deficit owing to their handicap superiority but they went ahead through Abdulmalik, who tapped in from about two yards following up a missed shot from Bashir Dantata but Lawal Mohammed scored his side’s first field goal to keep their marginal advantage.
Dantata restored Rubicon’s lead before it was widened by Abdulmalik’s goal to lead 3-1 1/2.
Crespo got into the act with a goal for Rubicon to make scores 3-2 1/2 but the Argentine fluffed the chance to shoot Kashton ahead driving his 60 yarder just wide off the goal ending the chukka.
The first chance of the second chukka came the way of Crespo and he seized the chance converting from 60 yard as Kashton led 31/2-3.