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Ponies to take a rest after four tournaments at Nairobi Polo Club

By Ben Ahenda | Dec 20th 2021 | 2 min read
Kenya Samurai playing against Kenya Tusker Malt during 10 goal Kenya International at the Nairobi Polo Club on Friday, September 19, 2021. [Jonah Onyango, Standard]

Ponies will take a four-month rest after the conclusion of the first four tournaments next month at Nairobi Polo Club before the season proper hits off in May 2022.

 Davis Cup opens doors for the four tournaments to be hosted for the four consecutive weekends starting on January 8-9.

Maria Bencivenga follows on January 15-16 ahead of the Soldiers’ Salute Championships on January 22-23 and Chairman’s Cup on January 29-30.

"We are ready for the four tournaments, which upon their conclusion will allow us to give our ponies a good rest four months before we resume the tournament proper later,” Nairobi Polo Club chairman Raphael Nzomo told Standard Sports.

Nzomo invited all low and high handicap players to the four tournaments that are curtain raisers to local and international high handicap matches that are expected to run from May-December 2022.

He confirmed the four tournaments to be low-key competitions meant to horn the skills of upcoming players against established and experienced old guards in readiness for competitive championships later in the year.

“Some of the upcoming players must be given a chance and time to compete and horn their skills against their equals in low-class tournaments before we subject them to competitive high goal matches later in the year,” he said.

Nzomo wished the polo fraternity a Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year as the festive season enters the home stretch this week.

“And as we enter the festive season, I take this early opportunity to wish the polo fraternity a Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year,” he said.

The last tournament this season ended with the Christmas Ndume Cup Championships at Manyatta Polo Club in Gilgil over the weekend.

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