Enugu Agog as Bayelsa and Rivers win Milo Basketball Championship - The Gallant News


Tuesday 31 May 2022

Enugu Agog as Bayelsa and Rivers win Milo Basketball Championship

Enugu Agog as Bayelsa and Rivers win Milo Basketball Championship 

Teams from Bayelsa and Rivers States set Enugu – the coal city – agog on Friday May 27, 2022, when they emerged champions in the girls and boys categoriesrespectively at the Equatorial Conference of the 22nd Milo Secondary Schools Basketball Championship. 

St. Jude’s Girls Secondary School, Amarata, Bayelsa State defeated Our Lady of Lourdes Secondary School, Azu-Ebonyi, Ebonyi State 43 to 6 in a one-sided match, while in a nail-biting encounter, the boys from King Amachree Academy, Port Harcourt, Rivers State defeated their counterparts from Bishop Dimieari Grammar School, Obom, Bayelsa State 30 to 20 in the boys category.

Speaking at the closing ceremony of the 3rd in the four series Conferences held 
at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium Enugu, Category Manager for Beverages, Nestlé
Nigeria, Mr. Olutayo Olatunji said, “We are delighted that the MILO Secondary 
Schools Basketball Championship is back after a break caused by the COVID-19 
pandemic. 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 since 1999.”
“The MILO Secondary Schools Basketball Championship will continue to provide 
the 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 Enugu State Commissioner for Education, Prof. Uche Eze who was 
represented by Dr. Ochi Patrick, HOD Schools at the Enugu State Ministry of 
Education said, “We are delighted to be the destination of choice for the 
championship and to be able to provide a befitting facility and conducive 
environment with adequate security for hosting these young talents.”

“I am particularly happy to see the students and the joy the championship has brought to them, especially the winners. The participation of youth in events like this helps to direct their minds to productive activities and away from vices.”

The Equatorial Conference was hosted at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium Enugu
from the 21st to 27
th of May 2022. 

The Equatorial Conference comprises: Rivers, Bayelsa, Cross River and the host 
state, Enugu. Others are Akwa Ibom, Ebonyi, Abia, Imo and Anambra.

The Winners in both the male and female categories will compete with winners 
from the Savanna Conference, and the Central Conference, as well as the 
upcoming Western Conference, in the national finals at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium in Surulere, Lagos from June 25 to July 01, 2022.

Over the last two decades, the Milo Secondary Schools Basketball Championship has emphasized the importance of grit to teach schoolchildren vital life values 
such as determination, tenacity, endurance, perseverance, teamwork and self￾confidenceThe last Conference of the 22nd Milo Secondary Schools Basketball Championship
- Western Conferences - taking place at the Indoor Sports Hall of Lekan Salami 
Stadium, Ibadan, will be concluded on Thursday June 3, 2022.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Copyright © 2020 The Gallant News