Rita Alakija’s Team Wins Coronation Group’s Lagos Polo Silver Cup Tourney

February 21, 2024
Rita Alakija Lagos Polo Silver Cup Tourney

By Adedapo Adesanya

African financial services provider, Coronation Group Limited, successfully concluded the highly anticipated Coronation Silver Cup final on Sunday, February 18 at the prestigious Lagos Polo Club in Ikoyi.

The final match of this esteemed tournament was marked by the presence of distinguished guests, thrilling gameplay, and a celebration of sporting excellence.

Special guests in attendance included President Tinubu’s Special Adviser on Industry, Trade and Investment, Mr John Uwajumogu, and Mr Abdul Samad Rabiu, Chairman/Founder, BUA Cement Plc. among others.

The presence of these industry titans added to the excitement of the event and underscored the significance of the Coronation Silver Cup in the Nigerian sporting landscape.

In a display of sportsmanship and skill, Rita Alakija’s team, Ibadan Durante emerged as the worthy winners of the Coronation Silver Cup. Led by their captain, Rita Alakija, the team delivered an outstanding performance on the polo field, showcasing their dedication and determination throughout the tournament.

Following the thrilling final match, Mr Wole Onasanya, Managing Director/CEO of Coronation Group Limited, along with other Coronation executives, joined esteemed dignitaries to present the Coronation Silver Cup to Rita Alakija’s victorious team.

Expressing their gratitude and appreciation, Koye Ige, a member of the Ibadan Durante team, remarked, “I am immensely proud of my teammates for their hard work and dedication, which led to our victory in the Coronation Silver Cup. We are grateful to Coronation Group Limited for their support and for hosting such a prestigious tournament that celebrates the spirit of polo and sportsmanship.”

In his statement, The Coronation Group Limited CEO shared his excitement about the success of the tournament.

“The Coronation Silver Cup final was a remarkable showcase of talent and passion for the sport. We are proud to have hosted this prestigious event and congratulate Ibadan Durante on their well-deserved victory.”

The Tournament Manager, Mr Olumayowa Ogunnusi also expressed his satisfaction with the outcome of the tournament.

“The Coronation Silver Cup final exceeded our expectations, thanks to the exceptional teams, supportive sponsors, and enthusiastic spectators. We look forward to continuing to promote polo and sportsmanship in Nigeria.”

The Coronation Silver Cup final highlighted the enduring legacy of Coronation Group Limited in supporting sports development and fostering a sense of community through polo.

Adedapo Adesanya

Adedapo Adesanya is a journalist, polymath, and connoisseur of everything art. When he is not writing, he has his nose buried in one of the many books or articles he has bookmarked or simply listening to good music with a bottle of beer or wine. He supports the greatest club in the world, Manchester United F.C.

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