The fight against Breast cancer in Nigeria received a major boost as Nigeria’s leading ICT Company, MTN, sponsored the 2015 edition of the African Patrons Cup Tournament.
The tournament which had a special focus on creating awareness for breast cancers saw female polo players from Nigeria, South Africa and US participating in the two day tourney.
Speaking at the event, Amina Abuakar Bello, the first lady of Niger State and ambassador of the Pink Polo Day Commended the ICT Company for her sustained effort in the fight against Breast Cancer.
She said, “Breast Cancer, as we all know is one of the most common cancers. On behalf of the Nigeria women I would like to commend MTN for being a strong advocate against Breast Cancer.”
Also speaking on the tourney, Hadiza Nasir El-Rufai, chief host of the event and first lady of Kaduna state expressed optimism that the Pink Polo Day would draw awareness to the devastating effects of breast cancer in the country. She also called on other bodies to emulate MTN’s commitment towards fighting breast cancer in the country.
In his response, event and sponsorship manager, MTN Nigeria, Dola Bamgboye, who represented, the General Manager, Consumer Marketing, Richard Iweanoge, assured of MTN’s continual support in the fight against breast cancer.
The opening day exhibition of the MTN African Patrons Cup Tournament saw the South Africa Female Polo team coming from behind to defeat their USA opponent on toss, after the tense match had ended on a 3-3 deadlock at the end of four chukkers.