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2017 NPA Lagos Int’l Polo Tournament: Leighton Kings win Oba of Lagos Cup

Lagos  Leighton  Kings  defeated  Lagos  Caverton  Riverlake  8  –  4  1/2  to  clinch  the Oba  of  Lagos  Cup  as  the  2017  NPA  Lagos  International  Polo  Tournament sponsored by GTBank enters final of its first week.

Leighton Kings, compris-ing Bowale Jolao-sho (0), Hassan Fayad (+1), Martin Juaregi (+4) and Santiago Cernadas (+6) took control of the game from the second chukka and they never held back as Cernadas thrilled the crowd which included the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu among other dignitaries, with his amazing playing skills.

Fayad  also  had  a  memorable  game  scoring  his  team’s  second  and  third  goals  to keep the Kings in the lead in the early part of the second chukka. They were out of sight by the fourth chukka as they lead 8 – 2 1/2 at a point before seeing  the  match  contest  out  via  a  8  –  4  1/2  final  scoreline.  Yemo  Alakija  (+1), Rotimi  Makanjuola  (+1),  Tobi  Edun  (+2)  and  Diego  White  (+6)  featured  for Caverton. In  the  match  played  previously,  Ahmadu  Umar  scored  once  each  in  the  opening and  second  chukkas  to  keep  A-plus  in  touch  as  Bello  Buba  and  Bashir  Dantata continued to pose huge threats. Isa Kwame also scored three straight goals in the second chukka to give A-Plus a 5 1/2 – 3 lead with Dantata scoring Lintex solitary goal in the second chukka.

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