The first week of the GTBank sponsored 2018 Lagos International Polo Tournament hit the homestretch yesterday when Lagos A-Plus edged Lagos Twinwaters 5-3 in the Open Cup.Four-goaler, Spaniard Mario Gomez was the star man of the match, as he complemented his great play with beautifully taken goals.
Augustine Canale, the six-goaler Argentine hitman for Twinwaters, also showed flashes of brilliance in an exciting match, which drew many polo enthusiasts to the Lagos Polo Ground.
The result means the qualifier for the semifinals will not be decided until the last round of game in the event.
Action in the Silver Cup is also at fever pitch because Lagos Aragon, Lagos NTR and Lagos Avon all bagged victories, as they strive to make the final four in the 14-team event.
Damtala Ibrahim and Tata Alli turned out in style to lead NRT to 8-4 win over Kaduna Dattaku, while Lagos Aragon were in hot form as they galloped to a resounding 9 ½ – 3 win over Lagos United.
Four exciting matches are on the card for today, with the duel between Lagos Leighton Kings and Lagos A-Plus the most anticipated.
A-Plus, formed by Seyi Tinubu (-1), Khalifa Ibrahim (3), Sadiq Dantata (1) and Leroux Hendricks (5) need a win to stand any chance of progressing to the knockout stage following their defeat to Lagos Twinwaters in their first match.
On their part, Leighton Kings formed by Bowale Jolaoso (0), Yemo Alakija (1), Martin Juaregi (4) and Juan Cruz Guebera (4) are a balanced side that most pundits have tipped to go all the way to the final.