The much anticipated Cell C Inanda Africa Cup returns at the prestigious Inanda Club on Saturday, 24th October 2020 in a different format – a match streamed virtually. The event will take place behind closed doors and will not be open to the public.
While the glitz and glam on the polo sidelines will be missing this year due to Covid-19 lockdown restrictions, the big business polo market that accompanies the main event will début online, making it a FIRST for the Inanda Club and African Polo. The FIRST polo match in the South African 2020 polo season, during the COVID-19 pandemic, headlined by Cell C #ConnectYourWay.
The YouTube live stream of the match, which is a highlight on the sport and entertainment calendar, from the comfort of their lounges, spectators can look forward to a match that promises to ignite the competition between the best of South African Development Polo; the impassioning polo game, set against the spectacular backdrop of Jozi’s business hub in Sandton – a showcase of exceptional horsemanship with intense high speed, requiring peak athletic conditioning from both horse and rider.
“We are extremely excited to announce this match, viewable in a different format, which will showcase the best of Development Polo and feature novice players who will shine and demonstrate their talents in the main game,” says Paul Oosthuizen, Inanda Club General Manager.
Craig James, the Inanda Polo Manager adds, “I am looking forward to returning to the field for a competitive polo game, this year is even more exciting as the match will be streamed live on the Inanda Club YouTube channel which means polo aficionados from all over the world will get to witness the greatness that is the Cell C Inanda Africa Cup.” He continues to say, “The Inanda Club is ready to welcome the players under strict hygiene/COVID-19 safety measures.”
This year’s curtain-raiser match will include a team with professional players from across South Africa, while the main match of the day will see the idols of South African Development Polo; Cell C Team Orange, Nhati Chabala (2), Donono Lithula (2), Jabulani Magagula (0) and Joe Sello (-1) versus Cell C Team White, Zompie Totetsi (2), Thokozane Zondo (2), Bafana Skhosana (-1), with young up and coming player, Motlatsi Tsakatsi (Lala) (0), compete for the coveted Cell C Inanda Africa Cup Trophy.
“The Inanda Africa Cup plays a vital role in making the game of polo accessible to everyone and Cell C is proud to support this exceptional platform,” says Simo Mkhize, Cell C’s Chief Commercial Officer.
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