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Chairman’s Cup at Nairobi Polo Club show

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Here is a snippet in our local Kenyan Newspaper I thought you polo officiardinos would enjoy. Takes all! You can link from it to the original site if you want more. I just dig the directions to readers at the end

 

 Mombasa Island Cargo Terminal-sponsored team won both their matches to lift the Chairman’s Cup Polo tournament on Sunday at the Nairobi Polo Club.

Made up of Mike Du Toit 1, Eugene Yumbya 0.5, Karim Abbany -1 and Oskar Du Toit -1.5, MICT beat Royal Salute and Samsung to win the title.

Samsung were second while Royal Salute took the third position. Chairman’s Select side took home the wooden spoon.

 In their first fixture (Saturday), MICT defeated Royal Salute 6-5 with Yumbya notched in three goals, Mike scored a brace and the team was awarded an advantage penalty goal on a ‘push ball through back lime.’ On the losing efforts, Jamie Hayward and Anthony Wahome netted a double each and Hiromi Nzomo added one as they went down.

 

MICT controlled the game from the start with a 3-1 lead at the breather of the final. On resumption in the third chukka, Samsung turned tables on MICT with Vishal Somaia grabbing a hat-trick without to take a 4-3 lead for Sumsung.

However, Samsung’s command of the game was short-lived as MICT’s Abbany equalised in the fourth chukka. With three minutes to the bell, Mike scored the winning goal for his side. “Thumbs up for opposition for the tough and fierce competition. You really got us racing and in the process brought the best out us,” said Mike after receiving the winners trophy presented by Swedish Ambassador Johan Borgstam, who in particular came to watch and support his compatriot Mina Stiernblad -2.

Chairman’s Select line-up lost all her games on an identical score margin of 4-2 to both Samsung and Royal Salute. Jadini Nzomo was feted the Most Valuable Player of the tournament. Action resume at the end of April.

 

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