In an exciting display of talent and perseverance, the Casino Cup 6 – Goal tournament took place from September 22nd to September 24th, 2023.
This captivating competition included two levels of play: The Casino Cup and the Red Bull Trophy.
On Friday, the action kicked off with SBM Bank of Kenya and Tusker Malt battling to a 4-4 draw, while SGA Security triumphed over Tanqueray with a 6-4 victory.
Saturday’s matches delivered just as much excitement, with Diani Reef edging out Protel Studios 6-5, Capital FM securing a 6-4 victory over 24:7, SBM Bank maintaining their impressive streak by defeating Tanqueray 8-6, and SGA Security experiencing a narrow 3-4 loss to Tusker Malt.
Sunday marked the thrilling conclusion of the tournament. Capital FM clinched victory with a 6-5 win against Diani Reef, while Protel Studios narrowly lost 4-5 to 24:7 team. SBM Bank continued their winning streak, outscoring SGA Security 6-5, and Tusker Malt sealed a 7-4 win against Tanqueray.
Reflecting on the Sunday game, Luke Barnard, captain of SBM Bank of Kenya team, stated, “Today’s game was good. I scored a couple of goals, had a few great hits, and the horses performed well. I’m especially thrilled to have scored the winning goal today.”
The Tusker Malt team emerged as the victors in the Casino Cup, and Capital FM proudly secured the Red Bull Trophy, highlighting their exceptional skills on the field.
This tournament, proudly sponsored by SBM Bank of Kenya, saw the bank generously contribute 3 Million Kenyan Shillings towards the Polo Tournament 2023/24 season.
Magdalene Mulandi, Head of Marketing and Communications at SBM Bank (Kenya), remarked, “SBM Bank, at the group level, is celebrating 50 years and in Kenya, we have entered our 6th year of operations.
As part of our activities, we are focused on high-impact engagement, especially in the sporting arena, where we can intersect both people and finance.
We appreciate that sports foster community and prosperity. This is why we are supporting sports, especially polo which has gained popularity in recent years.
We believe that Polo aligns well with our goals, hence our choice to sponsor the sport in the long term, aligning with our group and Kenya agendas for SBM beyond our Five years as well as our evolved brand purpose of a Smarter Tomorrow for our customers.”
This event constituted the fourth match of the season out of a total of nine games of the 2023/24 season.
As the Casino Cup wraps up, Polo enthusiasts are encouraged to mark their calendars for the Chukkers and Carols Tournament, set to return on December 23, 2023, after a refreshing three-month hiatus.