30th September, 2010
Nestle Nigeria Plc., sponsor of the annual Nestle Milo Secondary Schools BasketballÂ Championship has unveiled plans for the national finals of the 12th edition of theÂ tournament which is slated to hold from 5-9 October at the Indoor Sports Hall of theÂ National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria.
The Category Business Manager (Beverages) of the company, Walter Okafor, said at a pressÂ conference held to herald the tournament yesterday that the annual packaging of theÂ tourney has yielded positive results not only with the players and coaches but also withÂ the administrators.
â€œThis championship is not restricted to developing only players and coaches in ourÂ basketball scene but administrators at all levels,” he said.
International School, UNILAG, will battle St. Augustine Seminary of Ebonyi and MaristÂ Brothers Juniorate of Abia in Group A, while St. Josephâ€™s Secondary School, Benue willÂ lock horns with Ahmaddiyya College, Kano and Government Comprehensive Day SecondaryÂ School, Bauchi in Group B.
In the girls category, Dalex Royal International School, Ilorin will confront GovernmentÂ Girls Secondary School, Adamawa and Government Day College, Zamfara in Group A, whileÂ Â Asaba Girls Grammar School (Senior), Queen Amina College, Kaduna and AnnunciationÂ Secondary School, Enugu will battle for survival in Group B.