02 May 2019: Team Afreximbank, sponsored by the African Export-Import Bank, emerged the third-place winner at the El Gouna Beach Polo Silver Cup tournament 2019 held in El Gouna, Egypt, from 24 to 27 April.
Afreximbank was one of four team sponsors at the tournament and was represented by players Omar El Sewedy, who doubled as captain, Ramzi Loza, and Frankie Menendez. The other team sponsors were Mercedes Benz, Mangroovy and Kings Polo.
The tournament featured seven matches over the four-day period. Although Team Afreximbank member Ramzi Loza suffered a tournament-ending injury with a dislocated shoulder, he was substituted by his father, Kareem Loza, who assisted the team to fight on to clinch the third-place trophy.
Patrick G. Hermes, former President of the Federation of International Polo, performed the kickoffs during the tournament.
The tournament, which attracted about 1,000 VIP guests and 1,800 members of the public, had the El Sewedy Group, one of Afreximbank’s Intra-African Trade Champions, as its major backer. It was promoted by Kings Polo, a member of the El Sewedy Group.
Representing Afreximbank at the event were Ekene Uzor, Special Assistant to the President, Ayman El-Zoghby, Senior Manager, Intra-African Trade Initiative, and Adaeze Anyaoku, of the- Communications and Events Department.
Pictured above, team members pose with Afreximbank’s Adaeze Anyaoku (2nd left), Event chairman Farouk Younes (3rd left) and special guest Patrick G. Hermes (5th left).