Publish date: 2022-06-21 00:02:05 | Author: Agency Report | Source: punchng.com
Twelve teams – six male and female – will compete at this year’s Milo Secondary Schools Basketball Championship final billed to hold at the indoor sports hall of the National stadium, Lagos June 30, The PUNCH reports.
The championship, which made a return after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 outbreak, had a total of 10,354 teams participating in the state preliminaries.
The finalists in the girls’ category include Government Secondary School, Numan, Adamawa, Akpur College, Gboko, Benue, St. Jude’s Girls Secondary School, Amarata, Bayelsa State, David Hall College, Obalende,Lagos, Government Girls Secondary School, Bukavu, Kano and Queen Amina College, Sabon-Tasha, Kaduna State.
In the boy’s category Dutse Model International Secondary School, Jigawa State will compete for honours alongside Government Secondary School, Karu,Abuja, King Amachree Academy, Port Harcourt, Topfield College, Ajegunle, Lagos; Victorroti Private Secondary School, Idi-Aba, Ogun State and Bishop Dimieari Grammar School, Obom,
Speaking at the press conference on Monday, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Nestlé Nigeria PLC, Wassim El-Husseini said, “We continue to do our utmost to help shape a healthier and happier generation of Nigerians by encouraging them to participate in sporting activities. Milo Basketball Championship also provides a platform to help children imbibe values that set the right foundation for their future.”
According to the National President of the Nigeria Schools’ Sports Federation, Olabisi Joseph, “Nestlé Nigeria has made significant contributions to the growth of sports in Nigeria and the creation of a bright future for young people by supporting and promoting basketball in schools.”