• The 2018 Armed Forces International Polo Tournament

    The 2018 Armed Forces International Polo Tournament

    The 2018 Armed Forces International Polo Tournament ended in Abuja on Sunday with the Warriors of Morocco emerging champions after defeating their Pakistani counterparts by 11 goals to 6.

     

    The four-day event which took place at the 1212 Polo Club had teams from six countries participating, with Nigeria, Morocco, the U.S., India, Pakistan and Egypt as the countries.

     

    Both finalists started the game with so much enthusiasm and were at par for most of the first and second chukka, but Morroco ended the third chukka with a slight lead and by the end of the fourth overran their opponents.

     

    The final event was attended by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, who represented President Muhammadu Buhari, as well as the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali.

     

    Teams

     

    India

    Lt Col Sammer Chaudhary 2

    Maj Arjun Patil 2

    Maj Yatindar Kumar 1

    SWR Santosh 0

     

    Egypt

    Adel Mohamadin 0

    Mohamed Saleh 1

    Mohamed El Swedy 2

    Marwan Mostafa 2

     

    Pakistan

    Maj Haseeb Minhas 2

    Maj Salman Feroz 0

    Lt Col Usman Azad 2

    Maj Adil Sultan Rao 1

     

    Nigeria 

    Lt Col Y Bello 0

    Lado Ibrahim  2

    Abdulmalik Badamasi 2

    Col Kakazir 1

     

    USA 

    Jeff Palmer 0

    Chris Jones 1

    Alex Wicker 0

    Paul Knapp 2 

     

    Morocco

    Cpt Sidi Mohammed El Mhamdi 1

    Lt Ahmed Mounkachi  0

    SGT Moulay Abdeslam el Hanafi 0

    Santiago Novillo Astrada 4