30th June, 2010
With the finals of the Nestle Milo Secondary Schools Basketball Championship still few months away, students of the schoolsÂ that qualified for the finals coming up in Lagos in October are already talking tough.
Speaking with P.M.Sports after leading his school to victory in the Central Conference,Â Coach Baaki Gilbert ofÂ St. Joseph Secondary Day School, Benue State, said they are ready for any opposition after theyÂ scaled the hurdles in theÂ conference.
He stated that having come this far, he believes they have what it takes to go all the way in the finals.
Gilbert noted that with good preparations, they have a team that are hungry for success. HeÂ charged his colleagues to be ready for the final battle.
He commended the sponsors, Nestle Nigeria Plc. for bankrolling the championship, as students nowÂ look forward toÂ the championship every year.
He appealed to Nestle to continue with the sponsorship of the championship, which has produced many talented players for the country.
Captain of Dalex Royal College, Hope Disenedozi, boasted of coming to Lagos to pick the title at the expense of other schools in the final.
Disenedozi, who led her school to win the ticket in the girlâ€™s category ahead of favourites, Queen of the Rosary Girlsâ€™ College, disclosed that reaching the finals is just the beginning of many good things to come for her school.