Kaduna Polo Club Facts

It is said that the life of a horseman is closer to northern cultures than anywhere else in the country and the Kaduna Polo Club proves that fact.

Founded in 1918, the Kaduna Polo Club, the foremost Polo club in Nigeria, is home to 6 polo teams and is a very interesting place to visit.

It celebrated its centenary just recently with the ‘Kaduna polo centenary tournament’ or ‘Tournament as celebration of Legacy’ on the 13th to 21st October, 2018.

Kaduna Polo Club

The game of Polo is one that requires a delicate yet strong balance of partnership between man and horse.

While the sport is often associated with royalty and glamour, at its heart, polo is a basic battle of skills and strategy.

Kaduna Polo Club, The Pride of Crocodile City

Whether you’re playing or watching, the polo experience captivates with beauty and excitement.

The Kaduna Polo Club is your one stop place for all things equestrian. Aside from attending the Kaduna International Polo Tournament that happens yearly in November, you can also

  • Visit the club to hire a horse and ride on the solo.
  • You can take your horse for treatment at the club’s veterinary clinic.
  • Purchase any equestrian souvenirs.

Google celebrates Stephen Keshi on posthumous birthday

Tech giant, Google, on Tuesday created a doodle of the late former Nigeria coach, Stephen Keshi, on its search engine page.
The gesture is to celebrate the football icon who would have been 56 today.
Google said the doodle was to recognise the legacy of the former coach Super Eagles captain who died on June 7, 2016, at 54.
A Google Doodle is a special, temporary alteration of the logo on Google‘s homepages that commemorate holidays, events, achievements, and people.
Mr. Keshi born on 23 January 1962 was a world-acclaimed soccer icon who first played football before going into coaching and made a success of both.
During his playing career, Keshi earned 60 caps for the Nigerian national football team, making him the nation’s second-most capped player at the time of his retirement.
He represented the country at the 1994 FIFA World Cup and the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations, captaining the Super Eagles to victory in the latter.
He also played club football in five countries, most notably Belgium, where he won the Belgian league championship with R.S.C. Anderlecht in 1991.
As a manager, Keshi achieved success by qualifying Togo for the only FIFA World Cup appearance in its history in 2006.
However, he left the position prior to the tournament and was replaced by Otto Pfister.
He later coached his native Nigeria, where he became one of only two people, along with Egypt’s Mahmoud El-Gohary, to have won the Africa Cup of Nations as both a player and a coach.

Cristiano Ronaldo Takes FIFA Player Of The Year Award As La Liga Dominates World Eleven Again

Cristiano Ronaldo was named the football governing body best player at the second edition of ‘The Best’ annual FIFA Award which took place in London.

The Real Madrid star retained the award he won in 2016 after beating Lionel Messi and Neymar Junior in a vote between national team coaches, players, media and fans. Ronaldo took 43.16% of the total vote, reflecting a year in which helped Madrid to lift the UEFA Champions League back to back and the Spanish La Liga. His two goals against Juventus in the Champions League final in Cardiff last June helped Madrid to establish thier continental supremacy.

Olivier Giroud took home the highly coveted Puskas award for best goal of the year after his stunning scorpion kick goal against Crystal Palace in January. 

In this year’s Fifpro World XI FIFA made three changes to the side selected in 2016. Goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon replaced Manuel Neuer, while AC Milan’s Leonardo Bonucci replaced Barcelona’s Gerard Pique in defence and PSG forward Neymar came in for Luis Suarez in attack.

The line-up featured five players from Real Madrid, two from Barcelona, two from PSG, one from Juventus and one from AC Milan. No Premier League players were included.

Wike Meets CR7 and Ramos, Hold Talks On Setting Up A Real Madrid Football Academy in Rivers State

​We are using football as one of the key empowerment programmes for the next generation. We want to grow international football stars from a tender age. We will tap from the experience and exposure of Real Madrid and their stars. This is a project that will revolutionise football in Rivers State and Nigeria.

Those were the words of Governor Wike of Rivers after taking a tour round the training facility of Real Madrid football club in Spain where he met with top players and officials of the club. 

The Governor met with Sergio Ramos and Cristiano Ronaldo where further modalities were discussed.  Vice President of Interact Sports, Mr Kazma and officials of Real Madrid led Governor Wike and his entourage on a guided tour of the Real Madrid Training Facility.

In the meeting with Real Madrid Stars, Governor Wike said that the objective of setting up the Real Madrid Academy in Rivers State is to develop stars that would rule the world in the nearest future.

Kudos to him. 

Super Eagles and Leicester City Forward Ahmed Musa Launches His Own Petrol Station in Kano (Photo)

Ahmed Musa

Nigerian and Leicester City forward Ahmed Musa is already planning for life after football as he launched his own petrol filling station in Kano last weekend.

The company is named MYCA-7.

The super star already owns a Myca sports and fitness center in Kano. 

We wish him the very best in his latest business venture.

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