Players of Bangash Polo team and IFZA-Mahra in action during their IFZA Silver Cup match at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club.
Extending their winning streak, Bangash Polo team battled past IFZA-Mahra 11 goals to 7.5 on the fifth day of the IFZA Silver Cup 2021 qualifiers being played at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club.
The 11 edition of the prestigious Silver Cup is part of the Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series being held under the Patronage of Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai.
Bangash, who defeated Dubai Wolves by Cafu in the previous round, made a perfect start as Haider Bangash, the team's patron, delivered the opening goal followed by another from Benjamin Panelo to put their team ahead.
IFZA-Mahra Polo team level the game with a goal from Ricardo Garros*, penalty shot from Isidro Strada and an excellent pass that allowed Segundo Amadori to score.
Benja's created a massive 7.5 goal advantage for Bangash Polo during the next two chukkers. IFZA-Mahra Polo rushed to close in on the Bangash Polo team at the last chukker. But the gap in scores was enough to secure Bangash Polo team their second win in the tournament.
Zedan Polo will face UAE while Habtoor Polo take on Dubai Wolves by CAFU in the final round of the last qualifying matches of the IFZA Silver Cup 2021.The Silver Cup is being played under the Hurlingham Polo Association (HPA) banner, with strict international supervision according to the HPA rules and provision of its umpires.
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Held under the Patronage of Sheikh Saeed Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum, the event was attended by polo enthusiasts and witnessed two exhibition matches for the day.
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