The Bangash Dodson & Horrell team delivered two back to back swift and smooth goals by Ignacio Negri but UAE Polo kept a 2 goal lead by halftime. The game levelled during the penultimate chukker with both teams having 6 goals each as each player demonstrated a skilled play.
The last chukker saw Haider Bangash scoring for the team, but not long after the UAE Polo players took quick strides and finished the game with 10 to 7 score, which earned the UAE Polo team its well-deserved spot at the IFZA Silver Cup 2023 final.
Match Progression: UAE Polo vs. Bangash Dodson & Horrell Polo
3 – 1 | 5 – 1 | 6 – 4 | 6 – 6 | 10 – 8
Top Scorer: Lucas Monteverde Jr., 4 goals
The Dubai Wolves by Cafu took the advantage in the first chukker as Carlos Ulloa opened the afternoon match with 3 consecutive goals. The next chukker didn’t see much of the Dubai Wolves by Cafu as Bautista Bayugar scored two goals followed by one from Juan Jauretche which levelled the game. Both the teams picked up the pace in the succeeding chukkers, but it was IFZA Habtoor Polo team leading the game with, 8 to 7 score. It was a fight for the win at the last chukker, with the Wolves giving it their all. However, the back to back goals by the patron of IFZA Habtoor Polo – Mohammed Al Habtoor – ensured the team’s victory at 11 to 9 score.
Match Progression: IFZA Habtoor Polo vs. Dubai Wolves by Cafu
1 – 3 | 4 – 4 | 7 – 6 | 8 – 7 | 11 – 9
Top scorer: Bautista Bayugar & Carlos Ulloa, 5 goals each
Final Day Agenda:
12:00 Gates Open
13:30 IFZA Habtoor Polo vs. Dubai Wolves by CAFU
13:15 Sax at the IFZA Lounge
15:00 Cheerleader Show
15:05 Acrobat Balance Show at the IFZA Lounge
15:15 Dubai Mounted Police Horse Show
15:35 Miabella Fashion Show at the IFZA Lounge (15 mins)
15:55 UAE National Anthem & Team Introduction
16:00 UAE Polo vs. AM Polo
16:40 Find the Gold Coins
17:15 Acrobat – Diamond Show at the IFZA Lounge
17:45 Singer at the IFZA Lounge
18:00 LED Show
18:30 After Party at the Silver Lounge