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Over 80 Polo Teams For the 7th Edition Of Argungu Polo Culture Festival

They also added that the purpose of the program is to further sustain the existing economy of the state and Nigeria, and to also open ways of sustainability for the tourists in the area

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Hamzat Ibrahim Abaga
Hamzat Ibrahim Abaga
Hamzat Ibrahim Abaga is a graduate of Mass Communication and aspiring investigative journalist.

AFRICA. Nigeria: All is set for this year’s edition of the Argungu Polo tournament, a cultural fete festival, in Kebbi State, Northwestern Nigeria. This will mark the seventh edition of the tournament since its inception in 2016.

According to the organizers of the festival, the cultural gathering is one of the biggest cultural festivals in Nigeria and Africa.

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They also added that the purpose of the program is to further sustain the existing economy of the state and Nigeria. And to also open ways of sustainability for the tourists in the area.

The committee also revealed that taking part Polo clubs in the tournament will jostle for any of the prestigious Cups; the Governor’s Cup, Sultan’s Cup, Emir of Argungu’s Cup, Emir of Kano’s Cup, King Apollos Chu’s Cup, Lai Mohammed’s Cup, Shehu Kangiwa’s Cup and Abubakar Dangiwa Umar’s Cup.

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The African most visited cultural festival which is slated for 8th to 10 of September this year will take place at the NSK Polo Ranch and Resort, Argungu, and it will feature Cultural Fete serving the domestic and inbound Nigerian markets, offering the majesty of the Polo game, traditional sports and cultural activities in a historic African destination.

The event which showcases Nigeria’s dominance of West Africa’s burgeoning sports and cultural tourism industry has led Polo teams from popular Nigerian Polo clubs have regularly featured in the prestigious Polo Tournament.

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Some of the traditional displays at the event will include culinary arts, traditional wrestling, camel racing, horse racing, mini-Durbar, folk dancing, bullfighting, and other uncommon traditional spectacles.

The most expected six teams listed for this year’s tournament are NSK Farms Team, H. Hago Team, Ayatun Team, JRB Solar Team, NIHOTOUR Team and Osolo Team.

Also speaking, the Patron of Argungu Polo Tournament and Cultural Fete, Alhaji Nura Sani Kangiwa, who also holds the traditional title of Turakin Kebbi, promised that activities lined up for this year’s tourney would surpass previous editions.

He stated that not less than 24 polo players, some of whom are the best in Nigeria, and over 80 Polo horses will be involved in the tournament for 3-days, in the pristine town of Argungu.

Argungu is one of Nigeria’s historically significant towns and the host town of UNESCO’s intangible cultural heritage asset in Nigeria – the famous Argungu International Fishing and Cultural Festival.

Over the years, the Tournament organizers have consistently rallied stakeholders in the Polo and Tourism communities and Corporate Nigeria to partner in making the event more beneficial to the rural host economies. It would be recalled that NSK Ranch & Resort started hosting the Polo Tournament in Keffi, Nasarawa State, and now holds the event in Argungu, Kebbi State.

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