Nairobi Polo Club Postpone Tournaments Due To Heavy January Rains

The Nairobi Polo Club have postponed their January polo tournaments to next month owing to the heavy rains pounding the city.

In a statement, the club said the decision has been informed by the need to ensure the safety of players and horses as well as integrity of the grounds.

“Due to persistent rainfall, the Nairobi Polo Club regrets to announce the suspension of the next two weekends of polo in Nairobi. The decision is aimed at ensuring horse and player safety and preserving the integrity of the grounds, allowing time for the rains to subside and the fields to properly dry,” the club said.

They added: “The anticipated resumption of our thrilling tournaments is slated for the last two weekends of February, weather permitting.”

The club had lined up four tournaments in January, including Davis Cup, Maria Bencivenga Cup, Soldier’s Salute and the Chairman’s Cup.

However, the heavy rains have already prompted the postponement of last weekend’s Davis Cup as well as the past weekend’s Maria Bencivenga Cup.

Regardless, the club remains hopeful of pulsating polo action once dry conditions resume.

“We appreciate the understanding and patience of our esteemed sponsors and patrons during this temporary hiatus. Your unwavering support is invaluable to us and we look forward to delivering an exceptional polo experience once the weather permits,” they said.

Nairobi Polo Club is East Africa’s oldest club and has in the past hosted high profile polo matches, including last October’s 9-Goal match between the national men’s team and Zambia.

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