ISLAMABAD: Team Sante Polo clinched the Serena Challenge Polo Cup 2023, beating the strong Beretta Asean by a close margin which was played at the lush green Islamabad Polo Club on Sunday.
The thrilling final match saw both the teams – Beretta Asean and Sante Polo – make it to the finals after a great performance in preliminary matches.
The match remained intense till the end and when the final whistle was blown, the match was tied at 4.1/2-4.
Babar Naseem hammered the match-winning goal to steer the Sante Polo team to a nail-biting victory in the final.
Ahmed Ali Tiwana who scored points for two tremendous goals for Team Sante, emerged as best player of the final while his teammates Maisam Baloch and Umer Minhas also played out their hearts. Maisam Baloch was also declared the best emerging player of the polo cup.
Players of Beretta Asean also played wonderfully to show their best skills specially Hamza Nawaz, who kept on attacking the opponents’ goals.
First Lady Samina Arif Alvi was the chief guest of the closing ceremony.