Kaduna Profile beat Barbados to win inaugural Rubicon polo tourney
Kaduna Profile has become the inaugural champions of the Rubicon Polo Resort tournament in Abuja as part of the ceremonies marking Nigeria’s 61st independence anniversary. The Mohammed Babangida motivated team defeated city rivals, Kaduna Barbados, for the crown in a final, which kept the fans at the edge of their seats till the final whistle.
Kaduna Profile, an offshoot of EL-Amin Polo organization, stunned four more experienced sides, including Lintex, Malcomines, Barbados and host team, Rubicon, to take the crown. They defeated Barbados in the opening match and dismissed Jos Malcomines to qualify for final without dropping a point.
Lintex, Melamines and Barbados all ended the round robin stage with a win and a draw each. They had to go into a toss that threw up Barbados to face Profile in the ultimate final.
“We are happy we participated in the tournament, but we are happier we emerged the overall champions, a feat that will go down in the annals of Rubicon Resort tournaments,” Team Patron, Mohammad Babangida, said.
“As we all know, others have high level of skills but, as a team, we are willing to take that on the chin and show what we are capable of as well,” he added.
“The whole experience was amazing and I can’t believe the high level of competition and huge turnout. It was so
exciting,” said Bello Buba, the predator in chief of Profile and EL-Amin.