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“Team Africa” Wins! 1st Edition of Africa Beach Polo at ‘Play At Bamboo’ Lagos was a Success

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AFRICA BEACH POLO__TAP0323The maiden edition of Africa Beach Polo, an international arena polo league held on the world’s first permanent beach arena, Play at Bamboo, Lagos.

The arena held its soft opening with its first Africa Beach Polo exhibition match, which saw a team made of players from around the world like Neku Atawodi (Nigeria), Thomas Hope (Argentina), Tim Ward (UK), substituting for Malcolm Borwick (UK) , take on an African team of Pierre Henri Ngoumou (France/Cameroun), Yemo Alakija (Nigeria), Sadiq Dantata (Nigeria).

Team Africa beat Team World by 6-4 points, with goals scored on both sides by Pierre Henri Ngoumou, Tim Ward, Yemo Alakija and Neku Atawodi.

Guests were entertained by live violinist, Godwin Strings, while a graffiti artist, live painted the game while it was played. The national anthem was performed by Nigerian Idol runner up Beebee Bassey.

Guests included the President of the Lagos Polo Club, Ade Laoye, the American Consulate, and many polo fans. Nigerian celebrities supported the polo event including Eku Edewor, Wale Davies, Ladipoe, Boj, Asa Asika, Wana Sambo, DJ Obi, Wana Sambo, Bankole Cardoso, Charles Okpaleke, CNN’s Keturah King, and others.

The league will continue end of May with 7 confirmed national teams. The exhibition game can be watched on Super Sport from next week.

Here are all the photos!

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Pre-Match Prep

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Polo Match
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Team Africa Wins!

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Guests

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Entertainment 

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16 Comments

  1. Layo

    March 17, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    That photo of Wana Sambo is fiery!

    I was spellbound for a full minute!

  2. i no send

    March 17, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    hmmm the oyibo hunk is all i see..looking like a GQ model

    • Dee one

      March 18, 2016 at 2:50 am

      Sure we’re seeing the same hunk, the one in the second and third picture…. Oh my such hotness. Stay away I saw him first, lol. But seriously though, BN or anyone at all, help a sister out with just his details and I’ll handle the rest.

    • Bella

      March 18, 2016 at 8:20 am

      me too – i had to do a double take to make sure this was not a photoshoot for Polo. LOL, fine fine specimen of a man. YUMMY!!

    • nene

      March 18, 2016 at 10:39 pm

      that white guy is hot? smh at low standards

  3. Tayo

    March 17, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    My God! See fine men!! How do we get to go to this oh??? Please invite me!

    • Bella

      March 18, 2016 at 8:21 am

      me too o!

  4. MIB

    March 17, 2016 at 4:50 pm

    Awesome event !!!! Organisers did an extremely good job!

  5. SarahK

    March 17, 2016 at 4:52 pm

    I was there, and it was such an amazing day! So glad to be a part of something so unique!

  6. Toyin

    March 17, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    Beautiful people

  7. PL

    March 17, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    SOOOO MUCH FUN. Well done Neku! Can’t wait for the next one xxx

  8. Zara

    March 17, 2016 at 5:37 pm

    Tim giving white boy fire ? Young Pierre with the MVP ??
    Pictures only give the event half justice
    Attended and I was sure it would only be greater things from there on.
    Proud of Neku!

  9. Kach

    March 17, 2016 at 5:54 pm

    Polo events number 3 place to meet rich men in Lagos!

    • shakitibobo

      March 17, 2016 at 7:37 pm

      Where’s the 1st and 2nd spot? Please share!

    • Bella

      March 18, 2016 at 8:20 am

      Hahahahahahahaha beg tell us number 1 and 2 . Dis your comment is funny o

  10. Joshua

    March 17, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    Great event, one of a kind. Great people, music, food. Looking forward to the next one #Africabeachpolo

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