Nigeria: 1212 Unity Polo'2017 - Almat Group, Profile, Dattaku Share Top Laurels
The participation of the Vice President of the Nigeria, Professor Yemi Oshinbajo was the biggest highlight of the hugely successful 12-12 Unity polo tournament that hit Abuja with a bang and came to a thrilling climax last weekend.
His participation as the Special Guest of Honour of the international was not only historic, it was the first ever participation from the Presidency to any polo tournament in the country in years and the VP's grand entry to officially bowl in the ball, was not lost on the crowd that included top politicians, business gurus, diplomats and the discerning 12-12 Polo & Turf club crowd.
The prestigious fiesta saw Mohammad Babangida powered Profile Group team and Maurice Ekpenyong led Almat Group team finishing tops, just as Hadi Mutallab's Dattaku clinch the Argentine Ambassador Cup, their first major at 12-12 Ground.
Complete with patron, Maurice Ekpenyong, the Badamasi brothers (Malik & Idirs) and Rabiu Mohammed, Almat edged out the outstretched former champions, Profile Group that fielded two high-goal teams, in a fiercely fought final to clinch their first ever President Cup title.