Ghantoot Polo Undefeated at the UAE National Day Cup 2022 by Accenture Investment Group



In honor and recognition of the UAE's Spirit of the Union, a series of qualification matches took place on the grounds of Al Habtoor Polo Club as five teams vied for the UAE National Day Cup trophy.

Match Results


















27th November 2022
Bin Drai Polo vs. Mahra Polo: 7-4





















29th November 2022
Ghantoot Polo vs. Mahra Polo: 7-4
Ankora Polo vs. Habtotoor Polo: 6-4




1st December 2022

Ghantoot Polo vs. Habtoor Polo: 6-3
Bin Drai Polo vs. Ankora Polo: 7-2

The last day of the tournament opened with a friendly game of kids' polo featuring several students from the Al Habtoor Polo Academy. Team Malaky had the early lead with goals from Khalifa Al Maktoum and Alex Soerensen. Allegra Kelly, the game's Most Valuable Player, scored two consecutive goals at the next chukker resulting in a win for Team Forsan.

The Subsidiary Final of the tournament saw Ankora Polo carve a goal lead against the Mahra team from the start of the game until halftime. Tariq Al Habtoor managed to tie the scores, but Ankora extended its lead by two goals by the end of the penultimate chukker. Mahra Polo on its tail, the final chukker took off to an exciting finish as the scores settled in a tie. The game in overtime, both teams raced to win the match, which Tomy Iriarte successfully grabbed for Ankora Polo and ended the game at 6 goals to 5.

The next match featured Bin Drai Polo and Ghantoot Polo teams. Esteban Panelo nicked the first goal and ended the first chukker with a goal lead for Bin Drai Polo. The third chukker saw a flurry of goals, with teams returning each goal resulting in tied scores. Ghantoot Polo broke in to a lead early on the last chukker but was immediately matched by the Bin Drai team. The remaining seconds of the game concluded in a nailbitting finish as Ghantoot nailed the last goal and took home the trophy at 7 goals to 6.

Martin Pedersen, Chairman and Jochen Knecht, CEO from IFZA Dubai awarded the teams of the day. Anil Ramchandani, Director of Kachins Group awarded Nasser Al Shamsi as "Kachins Most Valuable Player" of the tournament. Facilidad, a nine year old horse ridden by Miguel Delia, was given the Best Playing Pony Award.



ACCENTURE INVESTMENT GROUP is a privately owned, hospitality company managing a portfolio of hospitality brands across the United Arab Emirates

Portfolio of brands include il Pastaio, il Pastaio Trattoria, Gonpachi, Babiole, The 44, Fuze- Al Habtoor City, Fuze -Dubai Marina, Le Patio, Andreeas Beach Club, Grand Grill, White Lounge, Stefanos, and Horizon Lounge. Located in Al Habtoor City, Dubai Marina, and Mall of the Emirates.


Al Mazen Group has evolved into one of the largest suppliers of hard and soft furnishings and flooring in the Emirates over the course of four decades, with business activities and a distribution network covering the UAE, Oman and the UK.


Kachins GroupSponsor of the “Kachins Most Valuable Player” Award

Drawing on over 40+ years of experience, Kachins adapt to the latest trends while staying true to its legacy, with a keen eye for timeless, future-proof styles and detailed craftsmanship at its core.

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