The noble game of kings, polo, is making its way back to where it all started over a century ago as preparations are now in top gears for the 2022 edition of the revered Lagos International Polo Tournament.
Polo made a splashing landfall in Lagos way back in 1904 from where it spread to other parts of the country. Today, the country boasts of over thirty polo clubs (both public and private), making Nigeria one of the biggest polo playing nations in the world.
Billed for the foremost Ribadu Road Polo Ground in Ikoyi between February 8 and 27, the prestigious polo extravaganza promises to be a real treat with the organizers, traditional sponsors and partners working round the clock to deliver a most memorable fiesta.
Tournament Manager Seyi Oyinlola disclosed that for the first time in its rich history, the international festival would be decided over three weekends of high class polo and entertainment.
Oyinlola, who confirmed that all is set for the glamorous event, promised that this year would get better as it has always been over the past years adding : “it’s going to be three weekends of thrilling polo experience for the lovers of the game.”
He further stated that having gained a reputation as the biggest polo tournament in West Africa, the Lagos Polo Club looks forward to delivering great values for the sponsors and participants during the glamorous fiesta.
Polo Club president, Ayo Olasoju confirmed that the club is rejuvenated with the continuous infrastructural upgrade stressing that the entire club has been primed for safety of players and horses to go with international standard under strict COVID-19 safety protocols.
Lagos Polo Captain, Rotimi Makanjuola disclosed that professional players from Argentina, United Kingdom, South Africa and professional umpires will also feature in the tournament.