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Monday, March 11, 2013

KANO TITANS BEAT LAGOS OPPONENT TO WIN MAJEKODUNMI CUP

Wow! wow!! wow!!! This has been one of the best Polo Tournament season ever. This years organisers need to give themselves a pat on the back for a job well-done. It was excitement galore all through. But the players and spectators all had mega fun. And the whole climax came to a head yesterday. 
MAN OF THE MATCH WITH THE RICHEST BLACK PERSON IN THE WORLD ALIKO DANGOTE


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The team from Kano, known as the Kano Titans showed to all, that they were kings as they beat their Lagos opponents by the slimmest of margins; just one point. But mind you, not without a big fight.

Here is the rundown of how it went-
Kano Ashbert Titans yesterday emerged winners of the Majekodunmi Cup beating Lagos Ironclad Shorelines 12- 11 as the 2013 Lagos Polo International Tournament came to a halt in an exhilarating way at the Lagos Polo Club, Ikoyi .

The win completes a memorable tournament for teams from the northern state with Kano RTC beating Lagos Caverton in the Low Cup final of the event which has MTN and GTBank as major sponsors.

Toto Gerardo Collardin was the star man of the day helping Titans to hold on to their one-goal handicap advantage heading to the sixth and final chukka.

With last year’s winners and finalists Linetrale Delaney and Fifth Chukka fallen by the way side, Shorelines scored the first open goal with Ahmadu Umar connecting Julio Novillo-Estrada’s pass but Toto was on hand to restore his side’s lead to end the first chukka.

A plus-seven handicapper, Toto again broke free from the middle of the field and set himself up with a with a 60-yard pass before smashing a shot from the goal mouth to widen their lead 3-1. Albert Esiri was the next player to shine for Titans scoring in succession to give his side a 5-1 lead. Thereafter, Eduado Menendez also scored two quick goals but Toto managed to connect the ball with his mallet after Joaquin Pitaluga’s shot stopped just some few yards in the goal area. There was still more time for Eduado to score twice as the chukka ended 6-5.

Scores at the end of the fourth chukka stood at 9-7 as Toto scored three more while Eduado and Julio also hit target. The handicap goal was the difference between the sides by the end of the fifth chukka with Eduardo and Toto scoring once each to keep the tie close heading to the last chukka of which a solitary goal by Toto clinching the biggest Polo trophy in Nigeria.
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