MILO Secondary School Basketball Championship: It’s been 18 years of success, says Akintola
The Milo Secondary Schools Basketball Championship, which 18th edition ended in Asaba, Delta State, at the weekend, has been a good ground for the discovery and development of talented players for the country, Category Manager, Beverages, Nestle Nigeria Plc, Mr. Femi Akintola, has said.
Speaking after the championship, Akintola revealed that no fewer than 9,000 schools participated in this year’s championship in both male and female categories.
He noted that this was the first time the championship was held outside Lagos, adding that the brand has through the championship supported over one million school children in the country.
“This is because we believe that children who are physically active in exercise and sports are less likely to be obese.
For nearly 20 years Milo has been at the forefront of basketball development in Nigeria and a large percentage of our basketball national team, both in male and female, passed through Milo Championship.
“And engaging in sports provide good opportunities for interacting with others and thereby learning important life skills such as determination, confidence, discipline and teamwork,” he said.
In the finals played at the indoor sports hall of the Asaba Stadium, Wesley Girls Senior Secondary School, Lagos and Osadenis Mixed Secondary School, Asaba, emerged champions of the girls and boys categories.