Premium polo event set for Johannesburg

Ghanaian polo team beat their SA  opponents  lastBy TINSTWALO BALOYI
JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – TEN world-class polo teams from around the will compete for the prestigious Land Rover Africa Cup at Inanda Club in Sandton this weekend.

Competitors are from host country South Africa, Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, Zimbabwe and defending champions Ghana.

The year 2015 marks the sixth consecutive year that Joburg Tourism and the City have supported the event.

“The Land Rover Africa Cup Polo tournament not only highlights the international standard facilities Joburg has to offer, it also has an important role to play in development and transformation. As part of the programme, spectators at this exclusive event can look forward to experiencing the skills of the country’s development teams in action,” said the City of Johannesburg’s Member of the Mayoral Committee for Economic Development, Ruby Mathang.

He said over the years the Polo Development Programme has created several opportunities for talented but underprivileged players to participate in a sport that is considerably expensive and flourish as true professionals.

“The Land Rover Africa Cup showcases not only the great sport of polo but also, and very importantly, development players who serve as catalysts in changing perceptions about the sport – that is, from being an elitist sport to being a sport of the people.”

Development polo has seen the rise of a number of new polo players. These include Zompie Tsotetsi from the Free State.
Tsotetsi has risen through the ranks, joining the Inanda Polo Academy last year as an assistant coach under Polo Director Craig James.

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