The Port-Harcourt Polo Club in Rivers State, Southern Nigeria has said it is ready to host Polo teams within and outside the country.
The Polo tournament which is regarded as one of the most prestigious tournaments in Nigeria is an annual event that takes place between January 8 and 14, 2017.
The unifying polo tournament, which brings together clubs belonging to both Nigeria Polo Association and Nigeria Polo Federation, will also feature teams from South Africa, Argentina, USA, England and UAE.
Briefing newsmen at the Port Harcourt Polo Club on its plans and readiness to host another enticing competition, the Tournament Manager, Ibifiri Bob Manuel, stated that despite the economic situation in the country, they were working round the clock to ensure a successful event.
He said the annual polo tournament will live up to its billing as a Grade A category as no stone would be left unturned in making the event memorable and one that would create investment opportunities for the state.
The tournament manager disclosed that the best of polo players within and outside Nigeria have signified their intention to be in Port Harcourt to showcase their skills.
Bob Manuel said the tournament would serve as part of activities to mark the celebration of Rivers State at 50.
Also speaking, Polo Captain, Michael Ogolo explained that all clubs in Nigeria have been invited to take part in the tournament that is open to every polo player in the country, just as he disclosed that eminent personalities were expected to grace the occasion.
“This is not a tournament to miss for any reason. The entertainment aspect will be large. We want to assure those coming that they will have a wonderful experience in the Garden City.”
Ogolo, while stating that four trophies would be on offer, no fewer than ten clubs are expected from Nigeria, in addition to teams from Port Harcourt Polo Club and foreign counterparts.