Team Dangote have emerged champions of the MTN-sponsored 2016 Presidents’ Cup tournament of the Lagos Polo Club. The final game of the three-day tournament was held over the weekend with Team Dangote defeating Team Shinkafi 6-4.
The polo event, which attracted over eight teams, is regarded as one of the biggest tournaments on the calendar of the Lagos Polo Club. The event ended on Sunday with Team Dangote and Team Shinkafi locked in a pulsating final. The tournament also had teams Fasinro, Ogunbanjo, Akinrele, Amusan and Oshogwemoh as participants attracted top personalities from the country.
Speaking at the event, Sani Dangote, Group Vice President, Dangote Group of Companies and a former president of the club, commended MTN Nigeria for sponsoring the tournament. He described the relationship between MTN and the tournament as a special one that has improved the development of polo in Nigeria.
Dangote’s nephews, Bashir, Usman and Sadiq, who participated in the tournament, added that the special relationship between MTN and Nigerian polo, and particularly the Lagos Polo Club, remained one of the major high points in the development of the game in Nigeria.
“We are happy with MTN for consistently supporting the Lagos Polo Club in organising this tourney. The competition has grown to become one of Nigeria’s foremost polo tourneys and this is largely due to MTN’s support. We are grateful for this and we look forward to keeping them as our partners in developing the game and taking it to enviable heights beyond the shores of Nigeria and Africa,” Dangote stated.
Dangote, along with other past presidents of the club, who were on hand to cheer the participating teams to victory in the three-day tourney, urged other corporate organisations to emulate MTN’s strides in developing sports in the country.