Lagos Polo Club | Nigeria

Fifth Chukker were the stars of the end day of the 2017 NPA Lagos International Polo Championship, which finished at the Lagos Polo Club yesterday. The group vanquished Lagos Centaurs by 55 to 5 to win the prestigious Majekodunmi Cup.

The brilliant end to the two-week rivalry likewise observed Kano Agad taking the Low Cup in the wake of beating Lagos Balmoral International by 61/2 to 4 goals in the last diversion.

They wins additionally observed the successful groups win the Independence Cup and the Governor’s Cup individually simultaneously.

With a large group of dignitaries, including Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Aliko Dangote, Femi Otedola, Femi Gbajabimila and Senator Dino Melaye, among the observers, shielding champions, Fifth Chukker scored three circumstances through Manuel Crespo to wipe off the three disable goals of Centaurs inside the opening five minutes. The Argentine, who held the MVP of the Majekodunmi Cup, stamped his power on the match by scoring his fourth seconds to the finish of the chukka to hand Fifth Chukker, who are finished by Babangida Hassan-Katsina (+3), Adamu Atta (+3), and Santiago Cernadas (+6), the lead.

Centaurs, framed by Bode Makanjuola (+1), Bashir Dantata (+3), Tom De Bruin (+7) and Leroux Hendriks (+5), couldn’t adapt to the aptitudes of Crespo, who scored two more goals in the early piece of the second chukka for a 6 – 3 lead.

Centaurs in the long run got a field goal through Hendriks to keep the challenge bursting at the seams with four more chukkas to play. Fifth Chukker benefactor, Atta made the score 7 – 4 toward the begin of the third chukka yet Dantata scored the fourth goal for Centaurs.

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