Porsches and Jaguars are parked in the sand while businessmen and their partners, in high heels and hats, sit in the sheltered grandstands, glass of champagne in hand.
The scene could be Dubai or Miami but this is Lagos — Nigeria’s biggest city and financial hub — and the first beach polo tournament in Africa. Said Yahoo writer Cecile De Comarmond about the just concluded Eko atlantic beach polo tournament.
Bringing together 6 teams over 70 horses and 24 horse riders, the event (different from Copa Lagos) saw the Lagos Polo club beat the Red bull team to emerge winners in a 5-4 victory.
Speaking on the success of the tournament,project spokesman Brent Sadler said:
“We want to associate Eko Atlantic, the new city for Lagos, with… the sport of kings,”
“We want to show that we’re producing a professional quality, prestigious city that people will enjoy living in and people will understand what we’re doing here by coming to watch polo.”