Abdulrahman Mohammed and Saidu Umar were the stars of the match as Ibadan APlus1 team narrowly defeated Ibadan’s Lead City Group 2 ½ – 2 in the final of the Rotimi Cup at the 2021 Ibadan International Polo tournament which ended yesterday in Ibadan.
Earlier on the final day of the four day event, Team Kostain, led by Babao Lawal and Nanle Samuel, defeated Team Agbaoye 3-2 to lift the Shorline Cup in a Selected Team Match.
In the days other match, Lagos Falomo defeated Red Crown from Plateau 4 ½ – 4 to win the Ade Alakija Memorial Cup. Abdulrahman Mohammed and Abdul Aminu shone like million stars in the highly entertaining encounter.
The venue of the tournament remains the oldest polo club in the country, Ibadan Polo Club nestling on a part of Eleyele Army Barrack was established by the Nigerian Army in the early 1930s whose officers form the largest number of playing members alongside European expatriates and affluent Nigerians.