UNIICEF CHARITY POLO Fifth Chukker, Intershelter Win Access Bank Cup, UNICEF Titles

First stage of the prestigious 2021 UNICEF Charity Shield Polo Tournament

climaxed on high with triumphs for Fifth Chukker and Intershelter

teams as the event enters its final stages, with nine teams jostling for honours.

Home fans’ favourites, Fifth Chukkers handed a thumping 11-7 defeat

over hard-fighting Jos Malcomines, to clinch the glittering Access

Bank Cup, just Intershelter secured a closed 6-4 victory for their

first UNICEF Cup title.

Both finals that were decided before a capacity crowd at the foremost

Kangimi Resort in Kaduna saw Fifth Chukker scoring three quick goals

in the opening chukka and go all the way for another Access Bank Cup


In contrast, the UNICEF Cup finals was a tense back and forth clash

that went all the way to the final chukka before Tata Ali Kura pulled

away Intershelter with two late goals against their resilience

Sublime((2) opponents , to separate the winners.

The grand finale stage of the international that has raised over N100 million in funds to support UNICEF projects for vulnerable children and the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Kaduna State and its environs, promises to be more exciting as nine equally match teams vie for honours.

Three teams, including many times champions, Access Bank team, last

year finalist, Malcomines and Barbedors jostling for the event

biggest prize, the Charity Shield, while six ambitious teams would

lock in a trench war for the Usman Dantata Cup.

Major highlight of the opening stage of the annual charity event this

year, was undoubtedly the Children Day celebration with the First Lady

of Kaduna State, Hajia Aisha Ummi EL-Rufai as the Mother of the Day.

The First Lady, who celebrated the Children’s Day with pupils

from selected school around Kaduna, thumbs up the partners for using

the Access Bank UNICEF Charity Shield polo platform to enhance the

educational and health well being of children in a most special way.

“There is an important need for both private and public sectors to do

a lot more in support of the Nigerian child, particularly the orphans

and vulnerable children to enable them look forward to a better

tomorrow,” the Kaduna State First Lady added.


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