July 14, 2024

Rita Alakija’s Team Emerges Champion at Coronation Silver Cup, Lagos Polo Tournament

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L-R: Team member, Ibadan Durante, Ahmed Umar; Captain, Ibadan Durante, Rita Alakija; Head, Brands and Communications, Coronation Group Limited, Aishat Anaekwe; Chief Marketing and Communications Manager, Coronation Group Limited, Ngozi Akinyele, MD/CEO, Coronation Group Limited, Wole Onasanya; Executive Director, Coronation Life Assurance, Adebowale Adesona, Representative of Coronation Registrars, Sophie Paul, At the Coronation Silver Cup Polo Tornament Finals in Lagos last Sunday.

Coronation Group Limited, Africa’s leading financial services provider, successfully concluded the highly anticipated Coronation Silver Cup final on Sunday at the prestigious Lagos Polo Club in Ikoyi. The final match of this esteemed tournament was marked by the presence of distinguished guests, thrilling gameplay, and a celebration of sporting excellence.

Special guests in attendance included President Tinubu’s Special Adviser on Industry, Trade and Investment, John Uwajumogu, and Abdul Samad Rabiu, Chairman/Founder, BUA Cement Plc. among others. Their presence added to the excitement of the event and underscored the significance of the Coronation Silver Cup in the Nigerian sporting landscape.

In a display of sportsmanship and skill, Rita Alakija’s team, Ibadan Durante emerged as the worthy winners of the Coronation Silver Cup. Led by their captain, Rita Alakija, the team delivered an outstanding performance on the polo field, showcasing their dedication and determination throughout the tournament.

Following the thrilling final match, Mr. Wole Onasanya, Managing Director/CEO of Coronation Group Limited, along with other Coronation executives, joined esteemed dignitaries to present the Coronation Silver Cup to Rita Alakija’s victorious team.

Expressing their gratitude and appreciation, Koye Ige, a member of the Ibadan Durante team, remarked, “I am immensely proud of my teammates for their hard work and dedication, which led to our victory in the Coronation Silver Cup. We are grateful to Coronation Group Limited for their support and for hosting such a prestigious tournament that celebrates the spirit of polo and sportsmanship.”

In his statement, Mr. Wole Onasanya, MD/CEO of Coronation Group Limited, shared his excitement about the success of the tournament, stating, “The Coronation Silver Cup final was a remarkable showcase of talent and passion for the sport. We are proud to have hosted this prestigious event and congratulate Ibadan Durante on their well-deserved victory.”

The Tournament Manager, Olumayowa Ogunnusi also expressed his satisfaction with the outcome of the tournament, saying, “The Coronation Silver Cup final exceeded our expectations, thanks to the exceptional teams, supportive sponsors, and enthusiastic spectators. We look forward to continuing to promote polo and sportsmanship in Nigeria.”

The Coronation Silver Cup final was indeed a momentous occasion, highlighting the enduring legacy of Coronation Group Limited in supporting sports development and fostering a sense of community through polo.

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