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The scene could be Dubai or Miami but this is Lagos – Nigeria's biggest city and financial hub – and the first beach polo tournament in Africa.Hundreds of kilometers from fighting between the Islamist group Boko Haram and the Nigerian Army and a week before closely fought elections, entertainment is the name of the game.Teams of three and their mounts, rather than four as in traditional polo, compete on a sandy polo ground slightly smaller than the classic grass version.Work began in 2008 to drag millions of tons of sand from the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean to create a 10 square kilometer city within a city.A beach football tournament, "Copa Lagos," has been held on the sand of Eko Atlantic for four years.But with polo – a sport traditionally associated with the elite – the development's promoters sensed an investment opportunity.
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