Ian Robinson (left) from Zambia fights with Jamie Murray (right) from Kenya during the International Polo Tournament at the Manyatta Polo Club in Gilgil, Nakuru County on July 24, 2021.[Kipsang Joseph,Standard]
Kenya A maintained its dominance over Zambia with a 9-6 win in an exciting 17-goal match at the Kenya International Championships at the Manyatta Polo Club, Gilgil on Saturday.
Kenya beat the Central African team when they faced each other at the Lusaka International Championships in 2019.
There was no game last year due to a worldwide sports ban due to Covid-19.
The national team of women achieved a similar feat, defeating their Zambian colleagues in the same tournament (Lusaka International Championships) two weeks ago in Lusaka.
Kenya’s Tiva Gross was voted Most Valuable Player (MVP) at the Lusaka International Championships.
On Saturday, Kenya dominated the first three chukkas, scoring four goals without conceding by captain and handicap 5.0 Casimir Gross, who scored a hat trick with handicap 4, Jammie Murray scored the fourth goal in the six chukka match.
Mark Coventry and Ian Robinson answered for the Zambians in the first two chukkas, while Archie Voorspuy increased the balance for the homeboys in the third chukka, before Kenya went wild in the fourth and sixth chukkas.
In the two chukkas (fourth and sixth), Craig Millar (one), Murray (one) both in the fourth chukka and Archie Voorspuy and Millar in the final chukka scored two more goals to crown the day in style against the Zambia.
Robinson reduced the deficit with a double for the guests in the third chukker.
Manyatta Polo Club Kenya International Championships