Ghantoot A will take on Abu Dhabi in the semi-final of the inaugural edition of the Sultan Bin Zayed Cup.
The first edition of the Sultan Bin Zayed Cup is being held under the patronage of Sheikh Falah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Ghantoot Racing and Polo Club.
The other last four clash will see RA Noon face Ankora team. The semi-finals are scheduled to be held at Ghantoot Racing and Polo Club on Wednesday.
Ghantoot A, Abu Dhabi, RA Noon and Ankora secured their spots in the semi-finals after thrilling third round qualifications matches took place on Sunday.
In the first match, Ghantoot A had a perfect start as skipper Nasser Al Shamsi and Juan Diaz Alberdi scored two field goal to give them lead in the first chukker.
Anningsley Park Farm reduced the deficit. Later, Shamsi scored two more while Alberdi and Marri completed doubles to help Ghantoot A post thumping 8-2 win over Anningsley Park Farm.
Registering third straight victory, Abu Dhabi beat RA Noon 10-7.5. Hugo Barabucci was instrumental in Abu Dhabi’s victory. He scored seven magnificent goals.
Ankora edged past Ghantoot B 6-4. At the end of the qualification rounds, both Ghantoot A and B team were levelled on the points. A match took place between them to determine the winner. Ghantoot A won the clash to advance into the next round.
The Abu Dhabi Sports Council is the governing partner of the tournament in collaboration with Emirates Polo Association.
Capex.com, Yas International Properties LLC, Yas International Holding, Alpina Rent A Car, Zone Waste Management and Recycling, Ateeq Farriers Best Choice are the official sponsors of the Sultan Bin Zayed Cup.
In a good news for the audience, as per the Abu Dhabi Sport Council safety regulations, the organisers will allow 30 per cent fans for semi-finals and the final, but with certain rules and regulations. Those who wish can also catch the action live through Ghantoot Polo and Racing Club’s YouTube channel. The Abu Dhabi sports channels will broadcast the final of the event live on Feb.1.