This year’s annual Land Rover Africa Cup polo tournament is set to take place at the Inanda Club, in Sandton, between 14 and 16 August.

Ten African teams – including Egypt, South Africa, Nigeria, Uganda, and Zimbabwe – will participate in this prestigious celebration of the Sport of Kings. Ghana, winners of last year’s closely-fought tournament, will also be there to defend their title.

“We’re really excited for our second year as the sponsor of the Land Rover Africa Cup, and continued involvement with this quintessentially British sport,” says Lisa Mallett, Marketing and Communications Director of Jaguar Land Rover South Africa and sub-Sahara Africa. “Joining Africa’s best polo players will be some of the newest Land Rover products – including the Land Rover Discovery Sport and our mightiest model yet, the Range Rover Sport SVR.”

The Range Rover Sport SVR will not just be for show, either. This flagship performance model will be deploying all 550 of its supercharged horses in a race against one of Inanda’s finest polo ponies - the ultimate display of horsepower vs machine power.

There is also an important corporate social investment aspect to the tournament, including the opportunity for development teams to participate. In May, the Inanda Club will also host the Inanda Development Cup, presented by Land Rover. Here, some of Africa’s most aspirant polo players will have an opportunity to win essential polo equipment to the value of R25 000, courtesy of Land Rover.

“Polo and Land Rover are naturally complementary: both offer performance, capability and robust elegance. The Land Rover Africa Cup has become one of the highlights on Africa’s equestrian calendar. This year should see an even more scintillating final,” says Mallett.

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