It is once again that time of the year when serious action returns to the polo grounds at Kakira as the 5th edition of the annual Nile Gold Classic tournament hosted by Kakira Nile Polo club (KNPC) kicks off.
Jinja town and the main centre of action at Kakira will be abuzz on Saturday and Sunday. The Polo classic has been held every year, for the past five years, at the Kakira grounds and the usually two-day event has risen to become an important part of the social calendar. It attracts a section of the expatriate community and Ugandans alike.
This year’s event promises the usual thrilling action on the field with participating players jetting in from a number of countries, including Switzerland, Barbados and Kenya. Four teams sponsored by Barclays, Tata, Turkish Airlines and Civicon will be tussling it out for the Madhvani and Nile cups.
This is a purely social event with hospitality tents offering lots of food and drinks by title sponsors Nile Gold, plus the fashion and style showcased by the guests, especially the ladies who turn up to enjoy the world’s oldest team sport. There will also be performances by a number of artistes, including Myko Ouma.
Access to the venue will require one to part with Shs 80,000 per head for both days of the tournament. This excludes the annual Polo Ball which will require one wishing to attend to pay an extra Shs 120,000 for the ticket.
The Polo Ball is slated for the evening of Saturday, November 8. The ball is another highlight and is all about wining, dining and dancing with the polo players and, of course, the entire Polo fraternity, plus getting up-close with the event’s sponsors.
This is one major event that gets party animals and lovers of such high-end events taking over Jinja town.
Source : The Observer