Ghantoot, led by Nasser Al Shamsi, defeated Al Habtoor’s team, led by Mohammed Khalaf Al Habtoor, 9-7, in the final of the 21st edition of the President’s Cup for Polo the day before yesterday, at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Ghantoot Club.
The final match was held in the presence of Sheikh Hamdan bin Saeed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Sheikh Sultan bin Falah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and the support and patronage of His Highness Sheikh Falah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the Ghantoot Horse Racing and Polo Club.
Sheikh Sultan bin Falah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ghantoot team, won the championship cup and prizes for the first place, and presented silver medals to the second-placed Al Habtoor team.
Sheikh Sultan bin Falah bin Zayed Al Nahyan congratulated the Ghantoot team for the title, praising its relentless pursuit of victory and reaping the cup, expressing his happiness at the remarkable success of the tournament, although it was held without a public presence, in line with the precautionary measures for the Corona pandemic, praising the participating teams that She performed hard and was up to the action.
He added: “It is not strange for all teams to have high sporting spirit and high morals, as long as the championship bears a name dear to us all, which is the name of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State, may God protect him, as well as it enjoys the support, attention and care of His Highness Sheikh Falah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the Ghantoot Horse Racing and Polo Club, who had great efforts, great efforts and important efforts that had a great impact on the development achieved by this sport at the state level through the spread and interest of the segments of society, reflecting the honorable image of its importance and role in instilling values Competition, challenge and pursuit of goals, whatever the challenges, in the context of sporting competition and high spirit among the participants. Sheikh Sultan bin Falah bin Zayed Al Nahyan praised the efforts made by the officials in the club and the working committees to make the sports season a success, which included many sporting events, and he wished that the performance would develop further in the next season, and that the clubs would cooperate in order to raise the level of sport in the country in general. And the sport of polo in particular.