Nigeria’s most innovative financial company, Access Bank Plc has applauded all teams that competed in the first ever Beach Polo Tournament, held at Event Centre of the Eko Atlantic City in Lagos over the weekend with Lagos Polo emerging winner. The history event saw Lagos Polo team coming from behind to beat Power Horse 5-4 in a closely fought final to emerge champions.
Executive Director, Commercial Banking Access Bank Plc, Rooselvet Ogbonna, who hailed the players for their sportsmanship, thumps up the winners, the runners up and all the players for their awesome display of skills and robust competitions throughout the prestigious event which is the first of its kind in the continent.
“It was a great tournament with a fantastic show of sportsmanship from all the teams. There just had to be one winner and clearly the better team won. I applaud the skills displayed by the players, it justifies the months of hard work and dedication they put into their training sessions. As a business, we are proud of them” observed Ogbonna who led the Access Bank delegation to the grand finale. “Apart from being a major stake holder in the promotion of polo for over eight years now, we also decided to partner the organisers of the event from the inaugural edition of this prestigious event as part of our sports development initiatives,” he added.
Executive Director Personal Banking Access Bank Plc, Victor Etuokwo who joined Ogbonna on the podium to present the event’s biggest prize, the Access Bank Cup noted that the bank remains the sole sponsor of the biggest polo tournament in the continent, the Access Bank UNICEF Charity Shield Polo Tournament.
Etuokwo added that Access Bank is involved in a number of events as part of our corporate social responsibility, as a way of giving back to the society while encouraging sporting activities in Nigeria.
The colourful closing ceremony was preceded by a subsidiary final and the winner-takes-all Access Bank Cup final that pitted two best performing teams that came through their streams undefeated.