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GTCO Plc Headlines Sponsorship of the 2024 NPA Lagos International Polo Tournament

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All is set for the 120th edition of the NPA
Lagos International Polo Tournament sponsored by Guaranty Trust Holding
Company Plc (GTCO). The expanded four-week long polo series will be held at the
prestigious Lagos Polo Club, Ikoyi, from January 23rd to February 18th, 2024.
The Lagos Polo Club has consistently played host to some of the sport’s finest
players from around the world, alongside their equine athletes. Last year saw a
repeat of one of the oldest rivalries in the competition’s history, as Leighton Kings
put on a top-class performance to reclaim the coveted Majekodunmi Cup with a
win over Lintex Intercontra in a well-matched contest. This year, the Tournament
will feature a total of 39 teams competing in 4 major league cups including Silver
Cup, Low Cup, Open Cup, and Majekodunmi Cup amongst other cup categories.
The 2024 Lagos International Polo Tournament offers fans of polo an elevated
sporting showpiece lined with music performances by major Nigerian artists and
will be streamed live for its online audience.
Commenting on GTCO Plc’s role as main sponsors of the Lagos International Polo
Tournament over the years, Mr Segun Agbaje, Group Chief Executive Officer, said:
“Our continuing support of the NPA Lagos International Polo Tournament
demonstrates our unwavering commitment to offering great experiences,
particularly in celebrating the heritage and tradition of the ‘Sport of Kings’. Our
partnership with the Lagos Polo Club has been rewarding, bringing increased
exposure to the sport of polo in Nigeria and contributing to the remarkable
stories of sportsmanship being told across Africa.”
GTCO is a leading financial services group with banking operations in Nigeria,
West Africa, East Africa, and the United Kingdom alongside new businesses in
Payment, Funds Management, and Pension Fund Administration. Its leadership in
the banking industry and efforts at empowering people and communities has
earned it many prestigious awards over the years. In 2023, Guaranty Trust Bank
was recognized as Nigeria’s Best Bank and Best Bank in CSR at the Euromoney
Awards for Excellence, Best Banking Group in Nigeria by World Finance, and Best
Bank in Nigeria by Global Finance. GTCO’s Guaranty Trust Bank is featured in the
Top 1000 Banks in the World and Top 100 Banks in Africa rankings by The Banker.

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