Greater Tomorrow International College, Akoko, Ondo State and Wesley Girls Secondary School, Lagos, have emerged champions at the just concluded Western Conference of the 2017 Milo Basketball Championship.
Greater Tomorrow International College, Akoko, Ondo State won in the male category after defeating Greenlands Academy, Abeokuta, finishing 43 â€“ 38. While in the female category, Wesley Girls Secondary School, Lagos overcame their Oyo counterpart, Yejide Girls Grammar School, Ibadan, with a 32 â€“ 24 finish.
The final games at the Akure Township Stadium closed the conference stage, which saw both Ondo and Lagos State set to represent the Western Conference in the male and female categories respectively. Both teams will now link up with other conferencesâ€™ champions at the National finals which will kick-off in Lagos on June 11.
Milo is a brand that is known for building future champions, using sports as a metaphor to teach school children important life skills such as determination, confidence, discipline, teamwork and respect. Milo is committed to sustaining the development of grassroots sports in Nigeria.
Director School Services, Ondo state Ministry of Education, Mr. Fola Dara, commended Nestle Milo for creating such an inspiring platform for Nigerian secondary school students.
â€œI congratulate Nestle Milo for shouldering the responsibilities of organising the competition. Your sacrifices have shown to all and sundry the significance of sports as a unifying force. I have no doubt in my mind that these momentous efforts of yours are in the right direction of nurturing talented students for the future.â€ He remarked.