The 120th edition of the NPA Lagos International Polo Tournament kicks off on Tuesday (today) with Guaranty Trust Holding Company Plc (GTCO) as main sponsor.
According to organisers, the expanded four-week-long polo series will be held at the Lagos Polo Club, Ikoyi from January 23 to February 18.
“The Lagos Polo Club has consistently played host to some of the sport’s finest players from around the world, alongside their equine athletes. Last year saw a repeat of one of the oldest rivalries in the competition’s history, as Leighton Kings put on a top-class performance to reclaim the coveted Majekodunmi Cup with a win over Lintex Intercontra in a well-matched contest. This year, the tournament will feature a total of 39 teams competing in 4 major league cups including Silver Cup, Low Cup, Open Cup, and Majekodunmi Cup amongst other cup categories. The 2024 Lagos International Polo Tournament offers fans of polo an elevated sporting showpiece lined with music performances by major Nigerian artistes and will be streamed live for its online audience,” a statement made available to QEDNG read.
Commenting on GTCO Plc’s role as main sponsor of the Lagos International Polo Tournament over the years, the corporation’s group Chief executive officer Segun Agbaje said: “Our continuing support of the NPA Lagos International Polo Tournament demonstrates our unwavering commitment to offering great experiences, particularly in celebrating the heritage and tradition of the ‘Sport of Kings’. Our partnership with the Lagos Polo Club has been rewarding, bringing increased exposure to the sport of polo in Nigeria and contributing to the remarkable stories of sportsmanship being told across Africa.”