The Nairobi Polo Club is set to host the Zambia Men’s 9 Goal Polo Tournament September 15-16th at Nairobi Polo Club.
The tournament will also mark the return of high-stakes polo action to Nairobi after a month-long hiatus.
The tournament promises to shine a spotlight on some of the most exceptional polo talent in the region. This will be a 9-goal tournament, which means that the total handicap of each team (the sum of the handicaps of its individual players) cannot exceed 9 goals. This high handicap limit ensures a balanced tournament in terms of skill and experience, making the matches competitive and exciting.
The tournament will see the Zambian Men’s Team players mix with some of Kenya’s top polo players in the preliminary rounds, such as the 5-goal rated Casimir Gross and the team Kenya captain, Vishal Somaia, who plays off a 2-goal handicap. On Sunday, the main event will get into full swing with Kenya facing off against Zambia.
The Nairobi Polo Club received a substantial financial boost at the start of the 2023/24 season with SBM Bank Kenya’s sponsorship commitment of KES 3 Million.