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Kangimi/A-Plus wins Access Bank Cup as firm donates N10m to UNICEF

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The charity galloped to its grand finale at the weekend with the Access Bank Cup final where Kangimi/A-Plus defeated Team STL 11-71/2 in final game, to win their first ever major charity polo title.

Other winners of the weeklong polo fiesta comprised Team Abuja Rubicon 1 and 11 that outclassed Nadabo Farms from Bauchi and defending champions, Leighton Kings respectively in sensational campaigns to carted home the UNICEF Cup and Charity Shield respectively.

The Group MD/CEO of the Bank, Herbert Wigwe, who cheered every second of the fiercely contested final games, led the Argentine Ambassador, Kaduna State First Lady, and Ethiopian Airline Country Representative, Firiehiwot Mekkon, to present prizes to the winners and the runners-ups in a colourful prize presentation ceremony.

Wigwe expressed delight that the Access Bank UNICEF Charity Shield is achieving its main objective of reaching out to the less privileged children in the society.

However, the bank, which is the sole sponsor of the event, reaffirmed its commitment to the charity fund raising partnership with the presentation of a N10 million to UNICEF.

The gift was given to the Fifth Chukker Polo & Country Club in Kaduna by Wigwe in support of UNICEF campaign against HIV/AIDS pandemic among Nigerian children.

He disclosed that the bank is maintaining its yearly donation of N10m in supporting UNICEF towards its projects for orphans and vulnerable children. In addition to that, the Bank is continually seeking avenues through which more resources can be pooled towards supporting the children.

UNICEF’s Chief Lagos Officer Manager, Manuel Rosini, who represented the Country Representative to Nigeria, Mohammed Malick Fall, received the donation and commended bank for the support.

He lauded the backing of the financial power-house to the charity intervention effort, pointing out that through the donation over the years, UNICEF has been able to provide care and support service to orphans and vulnerable children in focus areas of Kaduna State.

The cheque presentation, which was witnessed by Prince Umar Idris who represented the Emir of Zaria, HRH Shehu Idris, Kaduna State First Lady, Hajia Ummi El-Rufai,


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