NPA polo: Dantata shines as Sao Polo beat Hago

Lagos Caverton Sao Polo defeated  Kano H Hago 6 – 5 1/2 in  their  Low Cup match at the 2017 NPA Lagos International Polo Tournament on Thursday, with Bashir Dantata  scoring six goals for the winners.

Kano Agad and Lagos Eat N’ Go were also victorious by beating Lagos La Mansuri and Petrosmith 8 1/2 – 6 and 6 1/2 – 6  respectively in the  competition sponsored by GTBank.

In the Sao Polo and Hago encounter, Tata Alikura (+2) had his goals cancelled out in the first and second chukka by fellow two-goaler, Bashir Dantata, in the tough clash,  which saw lead change seven times in a row.

Dantata gave the home team the lead early in the third chukka but Alikura was on hand to keep Hago, who started the match on a half-goal goal handicap in the lead again at 3 1/2 – 3.

Bashir scored again after a great run by Seyi Oyinlola (0) but Alikura scored to keep Hago in front at 4 1/2 – 4 to set up a frenetic final chukka which saw Dantata and Yusuf Katako (+2), scoring for a 5 1/2 – 5 lead for Hago.

In the second match of the day, Yemo Alakija was the hero for Eat N ‘Go scoring what proved to be the winning goal with barely two minutes to the end of the explosive match.

The one-goaler, who was facing his twin brother, Yinka (0) at the opposing side, opened scoring by finishing off a shot from Jamilu Umar (+2). Hamisu Buba (+3) responded with a solo move.

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