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2013 Lagos Polo International Tournament: Day 4 – Tavia Trojan win Oba of Lagos Cup | Match Report & Photos

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We have been following all the exciting action from the 2013 Lagos Polo International Tournament all week on BellaNaija! Today, the winner of the Dansa Cup will emerge and that ends this segment of the tournament. Don’t worry, there is more next week as the Low, Majek & Governor’s Cup matches will take place from the 6th to the 10th of March 2013.
Photos from Saturday’s action below! Congrats to Lagos Tavia Trojan for lifting the Oba of Lagos Cup!

Day 4 – Photos
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Photo Credit: Klearpics Polo Photography

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Match Report
Santiago Cernades inspired Lagos Tavia Trojan to win the Oba of Lagos Cup by beating Kano Titans 10½ – 8 yesterday at the Lagos Polo International Tournament.
Trojan which parades Ayo Olashoju, Mario Gomes and Kunle Tinubu made good advantage of their 1½ handicap goal to retain the title they also won last year.

In another match played yesterday, Mohammed Mdheli scored all of his side’s goals but Jamilu Umar stole the show as Lagos Ericsson beat Lagos HST 6-4 to set up a final clash with Kano Ibah for the Dansa Cup as the first set of titles are concluded today in the Lagos Polo International Tournament.

Umar scored twice in the opening chukka converting a 10-yard penalty and another 20 yards tap-in but Mdheli reduced the tally by half with a low shot in a crowded goal area for 2-1. However, Abdulmumuni Musa scored a brilliant individual goal that saw his shot rolled into the goal in a move he started from about 100 yards.

Umar thereafter took over the match scoring three successive individual goals the last of which drew a resounding applause from the enthusiastic polo faithful that thronged the Ribadu Road Polo club.
Mdheli then scored two quick goals just before the close of the third chukka to reignite the hope of a great comeback by the HST who were trailing 6-3 heading into the final chukka.

Although, Mdheli managed to score another goal after Tade Oyinlola missed a clearance shot, it was too little too late as the match came to an end seconds later.

In a match that preceded the tie, Kano Ibah continued their impressive form by whitewashing Ibadan Mapo by 7-1½ in a match which saw Halifa Ibrahim displayed great polo skills to spearhead a one-sided game.
Ibah had defeated Ibadan Eleyele in their first match and outclassed the Oyo State-based team who stated the match on a ½ goal handicap advantage.

The wins by Ericsson and Dala rendered the day’s first match between Lagos T-Raiders and Ironclad academic with the Hustlers winning the hard-fought encounter 7-6 ½.

14 Comments

  1. koko

    March 3, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    Nike, the hat???/ Not sure

    • Anon

      March 3, 2013 at 7:03 pm

      Nike as a whole? Not sure. LOL!

    • Ms. Jayee

      March 3, 2013 at 9:40 pm

      Nike as a person? Not sure. LOOOL!

  2. Thebluebloodedfashionfairy

    March 3, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    I’m all for a little filler for facial lines and wrinkles. Botox too if and when needed. However, if it ain’t broke then don’t try to fix it! Nike has gone too far. There was no need for the excess facial injections. Good to see Erelu Dosunmu out. Congrats Tavia Trojan.

    • Monica

      March 4, 2013 at 6:24 am

      the thing is, we are not used to such an open display of plastic surgery in our culture so thats why she really stands out…if she was in LA or Dubai, it would be no big deal…..

  3. Ade

    March 3, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    Congrats to Trojan Tavia for winning Oba of Lagos Cup

  4. El Bizzle

    March 4, 2013 at 9:41 am

    Played Rugby on that pitch so much for progress.

  5. BN,we need more luv letter!

    March 4, 2013 at 9:42 am

    Have to scroll up again? Which Nike?

  6. pynk

    March 4, 2013 at 11:09 am

    no wonder her faced looked so hard. Wasnt sure it was her – nike that is.

  7. Kiki

    March 4, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    SMH @ the men in agbada.

  8. @ajiriavae

    March 4, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    Nike looks polo casual, save for the very unnecessary and riddic hat.
    ajiristyle.blogspot.com/

  9. Ada

    March 4, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    I don’t see the reason for all the hating on Nike, at least she can still smile, better than nkiru anumundu who cannot close her eyes anymore, but seriously, with the glasses and the hat, where’s this Botox you guys are on about?

  10. Ginger

    March 5, 2013 at 6:17 am

    Kabiyesi Akilolu in kangol…..his high chiefs no try sha…agbada Lori polo field

  11. Feyi

    March 5, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    Nigerians r so judgemental, africans esp dark-skinned woman have been know to age well, this woman obviously looks after herself. Let her be abeg and stay clear of her personal life, we all know that’s why all of dese horrible comments about her is being posted! Ah!

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