x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 28 July 2017

Three polo teams promise fast-paced action for Golden Cup

Three teams made of up top Emirati and professional players from Argentina will compete at Ghantoot from today.

Three teams made of up top Emirati and professional players from Argentina will compete in the Golden Polo Cup, which begins today at the Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club.

The teams will play a round-robin schedule, and the two with the most victories will meet in the final on January 6.

Today's opening match is between Ghantoot and Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank.

On Thursday, Ghantoot faces Abu Dhabi Airports Company, and on January 4, ADCB meets ADAC.

Nasser Al Dhari, Ghantoot's captain, said his team are looking forward to their first tournament of the season.

"We have played in a number of exhibition games, which, as always, have ended up as highly competitive matches," he said. "But there is always an extra level of excitement when you are playing in a tournament.

"We are looking forward to some fast-paced action and have been training hard for these matches. We are very pleased to host this tournament and the high-class teams fielded by ADCB and ADAC. We look forward to meeting them on the pitch."

All matches are free and open to the public. Ghantoot will also host the Emirates Open and the President of the UAE Polo Cup, which is held in March.