Mo­rocco In­vi­ta­tional: Nige­rian army polo team up­beat for re­venge mis­sion

Sunday Trust - - FEVERPITCH -

The Nige­rian Army polo team has in­ten­si­fied prepa­ra­tions ahead of next month’s in­ter­na­tional polo tour­na­ment billed for the King­dom of Mo­rocco.

Nige­rian Army Polo Cap­tain, Col. Kapeh Kazil who dis­closed this in Kaduna, told Polo Roy­als that ar­range­ments are in top gears by the Nige­rian Army to par­tic­i­pate in an in­ter­na­tional polo tour­na­ment in Mo­rocco in De­cem­ber.

Col. Kazil de­scribed the ex­pected Moroc­can trip as timely and highly an­tic­i­pated as it would af­ford him and his team­mates to ex­act a sweet re­venge on their Moroc­can coun­ter­parts who edged Nige­ria at a closely fought clash in the semi fi­nal stage of the 2018 World Mil­i­tary Polo Tour­na­ment in Abuja.

“This one Op­por­tu­nity we have been wait­ing for. The en­tire team is al­ready up­beat and the mis­sion is sim­ple. A sweet re­venge is await­ing our Moroc­can friends who stopped our march to win the World Mil­i­tary Polo Tour­na­ment right here in our soil,” he told Polo Roy­als.

The Mo­roc­cans had , af­ter de­feat­ing Nige­ria, went on to beat Pak­istan 11-6 in the fi­nal, to emerge cham­pi­ons of the 2018 World Mil­i­tary Polo Tour­na­ment hosted by Nige­ria at the fore­most 1212 Polo & Turf Club in Abuja.

The global event which fea­tured teams from world su­per pow­ers like U.S. A, In­dia, Mo­rocco, Pak­istan and host Nige­ria, was at­tended by Vice-Pres­i­dent Yemi Os­in­bajo, who rep­re­sented Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari, as well as the Min­is­ter of De­fence, Gen­eral Mansur Dan-Ali, mil­i­tary high com­mands and mem­bers of the diplo­matic corp.

Tro­phies were handed to the win­ners and the run­ners up as well as those who ex­celled in other cat­e­gories of the game staged to mark the 2018 Armed Forces Re­mem­brance Day

A re­lease signed by the im­me­di­ate past Sec­re­tary of the by the Nige­rian Polo Fed­er­a­tion (NPF), Baba Kyari and made avail­able to Polo Roy­als in­di­cated that the in­vi­ta­tion is a re­cip­ro­cal by the Armed Forces of Mo­rocco to Nige­ria’s in­vi­ta­tion to their north African broth­ers in Jan­uary this year.

Polo Roy­als also gath­ered that the tour­na­ment that would fea­ture Army teams from other African coun­tries like South Africa and An­gola, is part of events lined up to cel­e­bra­tion of Mo­rocco’s In­de­pen­dence.

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