From Segun Babatunde in Bauchi
Activities are bracing up for the NSK Polo Tournament and cultural festival as part of events line up for the 2021 World Tourism Day Celebration holding in Argungu, Kebbi State from Saturday 25th to Monday 27th September, 2021.
Six number of Polo giant-teams and clubs drawn from various parts of the country are taking part in the five-day stretched program of events competing for various trophies put forth for grab.
According to a Press release signed by Ahmed Mohammed Sule, Director Media and Public Relations, NIHOTOUR and made available newsmen yesterday, the Vibrant polo teams and clubs, namely, NSK Farms, Ayutan Farms, Weststream Ponies and NFVCB Polo Team.
Others are Gagdi Farms and Pali Resorts Polo Team, will battle it out for quite a number of high rated and prestigious trophies which includes the President’s Cup, Governor’s Cup and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation’s (SGF) Cup. As well as the Sultan’s Cup and the Emir of Argungu’s Cup.
Our search on the level of preparedness of the team showed that all the teams are in high spirit bracing up to the challenges of the game with each hoping to emerge victorious over and above the rest. This is a clear indication that all the teams are potential champions.
NSK Farms Polo team from Kebbi state is led by Nura S Kangiwa, Ayutan Farms team from Yola Adamawa state is led by Alhaji Tanko Ayuba, first President of Nigerian Polo Federation.
The polo team of Weststream Ponies from Zaria, Kaduna State is led by Abdulkarim Jibrin, Treasurer of the Nigerian Polo Federation.
Others are NFVCB Polo Team from Abuja, FCT under the leadership of Alhaji Adedayo Thomas, Gagdi Farms polo team form Jos, Plateau state led by Alhaji Adamu Gagdi and Pali Resorts Polo Team from Bauchi, Bauchi state.
Organizers of the polo tournament promised that the tournament as part of activities lined up for the observance of the 2021 World Tourism Day is going to a spectacular sport tourism event with visitors and spectators expected to come from within Nigeria and beyond, including the neighbouring country of Niger Republic.