24.12.2001 Sports News

WDP Stars win Accra Polo tournament

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WDP Construction Stars defeated Local Four (LF) by five and-a-half goals to five to win the Second Annual Accra Open Polo championship played at the Accra Polo Grounds on Sunday.

Suleiman Iddrisu set WDP on the winning trail in the second minute of the first chukka when his beautiful shot went through a forest of legs. The game became balanced in the second chukka but WDP who were slightly on top scored another goal through Azam Abed, before Rami Al-Ashkar beat down the scores for LF.

Bello Bubba and Rod Gatridge were the other scorers for WDP while Ibrahim Mohammed and Adamu Yaro also scored for LF.

The week-long tournament was jointly sponsored by CAL Merchant Bank and Interplast Ghana Limited. Mr Daniel Awuah Darko Junior, Captain of the Accra Po Club praised the sponsors and called on other corporate bodies to help develop the sport.

Mr Edward Osei Kwaku, Minister for Youth and Sports said the government would do everything possible to ensure that the game is developed.

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