The Cell C Inanda Africa Cup Polo kicks off at the Inanda Polo Club
All roads lead to one of Johannesburg’s most anticipated events, the Cell C Inanda Africa Cup as it returns on Saturday, 19 June 2021.
Polo is known for its high paced action with this year being no different. The ‘Sport of Kings’ event will be set in the heart of Africa’s economic hub at
the Inanda Polo Club in Sandton CBD.
The tournament over the years has brought together a display of exceptional horsemanship amongst teams from Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria,
South Africa, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe; the 2021 Cell C Inanda Africa Cup will be presented as a 1-day format, introducing a headliner match
between players from South Africa and players from Nigeria. As anticipated, the match is set to provide a perfect platform for the best of African polo
This year’s Africa Cup will focus on giving back to the development of the sport, the match will be played between visiting Nigerian players and some of
South Africa’s best development players.
Founded by Craig James more than a decade ago, the City Polo Academy at Inanda aims to provide a safe and enjoyable environment for existing and
aspiring riders of all ages. Previously focused solely on Polo, the City Polo Academy has now expanded to include general riding lessons, horsemanship,
horse-ball and arena polo. “As part of the expansion City Polo is proud to be part of the polo development of aspirant players, Zompie Totetsi and
Bafanna Skosanna”, says Craig James, Inanda Polo Manager.
“We are proud to support the Cell C Inanda Africa Cup’s development drive as the organisers strive to grow the sport amongst South Africans from
previously marginalised communities. This is in line with our ambition to create growth opportunities within the sport and enable the athletes to
change their world,” says Hazel Chimhandamba, Executive Head of Marketing at Cell C.
This fashionable event is a highlight on the African sporting and entertainment calendar and it encompasses a mix of some of the world’s biggest
media personalities, celebrities and socialites. In true polo tradition, the tournament pays honour to the high-speed, high-skill game of polo – The
Sport of Kings.
Polo aficionados, both live as well as online can make a day out of this spectacular occasion by catching the live stream event on YouTube. Subscribe
to the Inanda Club’s Official YouTube channel and follow the Inanda Facebook and Instagram pages to stay informed and follow the hashtag
#CellCInandaAfricaCup on the day. Do not miss the riveting display of polo horsemanship at the Cell C Inanda Africa Cup.
“Our priority is first and foremost the health and safety of our members, players, visitors, staff and suppliers who visit the Club. We are monitoring the
situation, keeping up to date with the Government’s National Disaster Act and Regulation with regards to COVID-19 and the protocols”, says Paul Oosthuizen, Inanda Club, General Manager. He continues to say, “Live attendance at the Inanda Club on the match day will be limited, get your early bird tickets
now and ensure not miss one single chukka”.
Advance ticket bookings are now open; book your seat in the SA-Nigeria private hospitality lounge – a private box or reserved field-side picnic spots.
- SA-Nigeria Private Hospitality Lounge: R1800 per person
- West Bank Private Picnic Box: R5500 for 10 people
- East Bank Dry Hire Picnic Site: R4500 for 10 people