Peroni top Nairobi Polo championship

Peron’s Tiva Gross (left) vies for the ball with Martin Waiganjo of Keringe in the Horseman Trophy on June 29, 2014. PHOTO | MARTIN MUKANGU

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  • Polo lovers were kept on the edge of their seats as Peroni team of Tiva Gross, Chris Foot, Ruth Horsey and Kaiser dictated terms with good defending, fine backhand shots and jinking runs

Peroni beat Keringet 5-4.5 to win the Division A Horseman Trophy title at the Samsung Galaxy Nairobi Polo tournament on Sunday.

The three-day event held at Nairobi Polo Club saw Martin Kiaser put up a stellar performance, scoring Peroni’s goals on the last day of the competition. Kiaser found the target in all the chukkas to hand his side victory in a nerve-wrecking contest.

Polo lovers were kept on the edge of their seats as Peroni team of Tiva Gross, Chris Foot, Ruth Horsey and Kaiser dictated terms with good defending, fine backhand shots and jinking runs.

Kaiser replaced Philou Salle who was injured on Saturday after falling awkwardly from his horse.

“We played well. I’m glad I linked well with my team mates. Our good marking helped us beat a good side,” said the 38-year-old Kaiser who played the match riding on a six-year-old horse imported from South Africa.

Kaiser’s second goal was a 30-yard penalty awarded by the umpire Mbu Ngugi after an infringement on Horsey. Keringet endured nervous play in the first two chukkas.

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