The Western Conference of the recently concluded 22nd Milo Secondary Schools Basketball Championship witnessed a clear domination by Lagos schools.
David Hall College, Obalende, Ikoyi, and Topfield College, Ajugunle, Apapa, have qualified for the National Finale of the Championship.
David Hall College, Obalende, Ikoyi, Lagos, defeated the girls from Oshogbo Grammar School, Oshogbo, Osun State, 31 to 15 to emerge Champions in the girls category.
It was a close contest in the boys category, as Topfield College, Ajugunle, Apapa, Lagos won by a single point defeating Victorroti Private Secondary School, Idi-Aba, Abeokuta, Ogun State, 47 to 46.
Speaking at the closing ceremony of the Championship, Category Manager for Beverages, Nestlé Nigeria, Olutayo Olatunji said:
“It is a delight to be here and to witness this exceptional display of skills at this Western Conference finals. At MILO, we believe that sports provide a platform to teach children grit and help them imbibe values on their journey to success in life.
“This is why we have been committed to the MILO Secondary Schools Basketball Championship in Nigeria for the last 22 editions. This Championship will continue to provide opportunities for developing qualities including leadership skills, ability to work in a team, perseverance, courage, self-belief and respect in these young ones who participate.”
The Oyo State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Barrister Rahman Abiodun Abdul-Rasheed said, “I wish to sincerely appreciate and thank Nestlé Nigeria PLC for this giant step the company has taken in organising a competition of this magnitude nationwide, consistently for over two decades.
“Nestlé MILO Secondary Schools Basketball Championship has contributed to national development through healthy competitions among our youths where talents are discovered, trained and showcased to the world.”
The Western Conference of the 22nd Milo Secondary Schools Basketball Championship was hosted at the Lekan Salami Stadium, Adamasingba, Ibadan, from May 28th to June 3rd 2022.
Lagos, Ondo, Ogun Ekiti and the host state, Oyo. Others are Edo, Delta, Osun and Kogi States make up the conference.
Winners in both the male and female categories of this Western Conference will compete with winners from the previously concluded Savanna Conference, Central Conference and Equatorial Conference, in the National Finals at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium in Surulere, Lagos, from June 25 to July 1, 2022.
Over the last two decades, the Milo Secondary Schools Basketball Championship has emphasized the importance of grit to teach school children vital life values such as determination, tenacity, endurance, perseverance, teamwork and self confidence.
Tasty and trusted, Milo brand is the world’s leading chocolate malt beverage that can be prepared with hot or cold milk or water. It offers essential vitamins and minerals to meet the nutrition and energy demands of young bodies and minds.
Launched in Australia in the early 1930s, the Milo brand takes kids’ development seriously. It has long been known as an energy beverage strongly associated with sports and good health.
Essential vitamins and minerals in Milo products include:
- calcium for strong teeth and bones
- iron to carry oxygen to the body’s cells
- vitamin A for healthy eye sight
- vitamins B1 and B2 to help release energy from foods
- vitamin C to keep skin and gums in good shape.
Culled from nestle.com
About Milo Secondary Schools Basketball Championship
Milo Secondary Schools Basketball Championship is a basketball tournament for secondary schools (boys and girls categories), in Nigeria.
For over two decades, the tournament has served as as a platform to teach school children vital life values such as determination, tenacity, endurance, perseverance, teamwork and self confidence.