A new-look Zedan Polo are putting the finishing touches to their preparations for next week’s HH President of the UAE Polo Cup, a tournament they won in 2012.
The side, owned by patron, Amr Zedan, face crack Dubai team, Habtoor Polo in the tournament’s opening clash on Monday March 25 at Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club.
Zedan, who is Chairman and Group President of Saudi Arabian company, the Zedan Group, said his team was hoping for a strong showing in a tough first match.
“Habtoor were the 2012 Dubai Gold Cup champions and they came second in the tournament this year,” he said. “We know that they are always hard to beat, but we have made a few changes to our side and we are confident of bringing our A game to the field.
Zedan Polo suffered a set-back after key player, Rodolfo Ducos aggravated an old knee injury in a tournament earlier this season, forcing him to sit out the rest of the polo year. Instead the one-goal player,Billy Healy and six goaler, Mariano Uranga, have stepped into the breach alongside Zedan and star nine-goal player, Nachi Heguy.
“We have a strong, confident team with strength in depth and of course our secret weapon in Nachi,” said Zedan of the Argentine Open ace. “We have been looking forward to this tournament for a long time and defense of our title has been a main target for the season.”
Also contesting the HH President Of The UAE Polo Cup is Bin Drai Polo, Abu Dhabi Polo and hosts Ghantoot Polo
Matches will be held all week with the grand final on April 5, 2013.