Team NSK Wins Top Trophy at 2023 Argungu Polo Tournament
Picture from left to right: Nura Sani Kangiwa (Turakin Kebbi), NSK team captain and the Emir of Argungu, HRH,Alhaji Samaila Muhammed Mera, CON (Grand Patron of Argungu Polo Tournament)
The NSK Farm Team has won the prestigious trophy, the “Governor’s Cup” at the
just concluded 2023 Argungu Polo Tournament. While, the Heritage Farm team won
the Runner-up for the exalted trophy.
The 2023 tournament, which is the 8th edition, galloped on Friday 7th September
and came to a thrilling close on Saturday, 9th September 2023.
Zaria Westream team emerged winners of the second most prestigious trophy, the
“Sultan’s Cup”. And, H. Hago Farm team were the runners up of the prestigious
in Picture: Left to right: Baba Kyari (match referee) and Nura Sani Kangiwa – captain of NSK Polo team
“Emir’s Cup” went to West Steam Ponis with Heritage 5 in second position, while the
third trophy tagged “Beginners Cup” was won by Mera Farms and Sokoto Rima were
the runners up.
Speaking in an interview with Journalists after the event, the National President,
Nigerian Polo Federation (NPF), Nura Sani Kangiwa, lauded the organisers for a job
He said: “Just like a team of polo, it’s a team sport, therefore, to organise a
successful event like this requires teamwork, someone needs to become a team
player and collectively you will deliver.”
Responding to a question whether polo is a game of the rich, the national president
clarified that it is a sport played by all manner of people including the rich, adding:
“Seeing a rich man in a team does not make that team a team of rich players. A lot of
rich people play it but it’s not the game of the rich.”
Nura Kangiwa noted with satisfaction that there were lots of people in the locality of
Argungu who were not playing the game before, but now playing good game due to
The president said: “NSK Polo Ranch is an affiliate of Nigerian Polo Federation
(NPF) and NPF is the highest body of polo that oversees the activities of polo in
Nigeria and internationally.”
He appreciated the executive members of the NPF for their support of Argungu Polo
Tournament. He believes such support will eventually make Argungu Emirate one of
the best polo and cultural tourism destination in the world.
On his part, AbdulKarim Jibril, second Vice President, NPF described the entire
tournament as a total success, saying: “the tournament was fantastic, we played
very safe game, no injury and the officiating was superb.
“Just like in any game, we always have a winner and looser, the NSK won the
Jibril, who is from Zaria Polo Club observed that the tournament was generally
conducted in a free and fair environment and competed with so many international
players including Fernando from Argentina.