Inanda Africa Cup to take centre stage

Johannesburg – A dynamic South African polo team will relish the challenge when they meet up against a very competitive visiting side from Nigeria on June 19 at the Inanda Club.

For the second year running the Cell C Inanda Africa Cup will be live streamed on the Official Inanda Club YouTube Channel.

“The Inanda Club is extremely excited to partner with Cell C and present a polo match which will showcase our talented development team test their skills against an invited team of international experienced players.

The development of polo, to appeal to a broader audience and for players who might otherwise be unable to participate, has always been an important priority for the Inanda Club.

Despite the challenges, we are pleased to be able to host the Cup again this year,” said Craig James, Inanda Polo Manager.

The main match will feature Team Cell C South Africa up against the Team Sao Polo Nigeria, while the curtain raiser match will be contested between teams from the Inanda Club and the East Rand Polo Club.

The Team Cell C South Africa are Masedi Molosiwa (-1), Bafana Skosana (0), Thulani Phungula (2), and the Captain Donono Lithula (3), who is based in Kokstad, KwaZulu-Natal.

Lithula, who has been riding since 2009, joined Bropolo at the end of the 2014 season as a young horse rider. He has received numerous MVP prizes, the most recent of which was the Free State Champs, which fuels his dreams of becoming a 6 goaler.

The competing team, Sao Polo Team Nigeria comprises of Moyo Charles Oluwole-MCO (-1), Aliyu Tijjani (2), Zompie Totetsi (3) and Nigeria’s Ope Oyinlola (0) as the team Captain. Ope’s home club is the Lagos Club, in Lagos, Nigeria.

Having won his first International Polo Tournament, the Plett Polo at Kurland, in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa, he is charged to keep the winning streak going.

“We are proud to support the Cell C Inanda Africa Cup’s Development drive, as the organisers strive to grow the sport amongst South Africans who hail from previously marginalised communities. This is in line with our ambition to create growth opportunities within the sport and enable the athletes to change their world,” said Hazel Chimhandamba, Cell C’s executive head of marketing.

The Inanda Club also disclosed that the multi-talented actress, producer, award winning radio host, and social media personality Bridget Masinga will play a pivotal role as the host to the 2021 Cup.

To ensure the safety of its members and players the Inanda Club takes every precaution and abides by the Government enforced Covd-19 regulations by live streaming the match on the official Inanda Club YouTube Channel.

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