As the battle for top prizes at the 2019 First Bank Georgian Cup centenary Polo Tournament reaches a climax this weekend, there are strong indications that President Muhammadu Buhari would lead dignitaries to the closing ceremony of the International Polo Fiesta tomorrow.
President of Kaduna Polo Club, Suleiman Abubakar who dropped this hints, lauded the ground breaking participation of the Presidency with the Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika leading the campaign for the First Bank powered 400 Georgian Trophy that is celebrating its 100th edition this year.
Abubakar, who hailed First Bank on their commitment to the Georgian Cup, stated that the tourney has over the years been patronised by Nigerian Presidents and Heads of State since its inauguration a century ago, as the biggest international sports cum tourism event in the cosmopolitan city.
“We would be greatly honoured to have the President as the Special Guest of Honour of the grand finale of our international festival that celebrates one of the world’s oldest polo prizes and the Guinness Book of Records sponsorship by Nigeria’s premier banking institution, First Bank Plc that spans a century now.
Top Nigerian polo patrons like Sueliman Abubakar, Mohammed Babangida, Senator Hadi Sirika, Murtala Laushi and Bashir Bashir Dantata since last week are locked in epic polo battles to decide the king of the Centenary edition of the Georgian Cup polo grand slam.
The race for the Emir of Katsina, Imani and EL-Amin cups have been fierce with no clear favourites since the tourney galloped off.
President Buhari is expected to roll in the ball for the final match of the Georgian Cup and lead other top dignitaries to present prizes to the winners and runners up at the closing ceremony.