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Access Bank-UNICEF Charity Polo: Iyatu Farms Wins UNICEF Cup

Posted: Jun 1, 2016 at 3:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

The first stage of the 2016 Access Bank UNICEF Charity Shield Polo Tournament produced its first set of winners as the prestigious event brace for its grand finale this weekend.
Debuting Iyatu Farmers defeated Kano Titans-STL 5-41/2 to win the UNICEF Cup final and its first ever title in the Access Bank powered charity tournament. Also Kano BUA and Seaman Team clinched the Argentine Ambassador Cup and the British High Commissioner’s Cup respectively.
Kano BUA defeated Ibadan Jericho 5 1/2 – 5 in another close final, just as Seaman edged the ambitious Lagos Agad 4 1/2 – 4 to cart home the glittering British High Commissioner’s Cup in an exciting final.
Access Bank Zonal Head, Kaduna, Alhaji  Abubakar  Kaita was joined at the podium by the UNICEF Representative, envoys of British and Argentina, and the traditional rulers to hand out the prizes to the winners at a colourful closing ceremony .
Kaita who congratulated the winners for their sportsmanship, described the Access Bank partnership with UNICEF and Fifth Chukker as one of the biggest charity efforts in the country that has lifted the lives of vulnerable children in the north.
UNICEF Country Representative, Jean Gough who was elated by the performances and displays by the children and the fifteen participating teams, commended Access Bank and other partners for being there for Nigerian children over the years.