Thursday, 2 June 2022

Bayelsa and Rivers State Teams Wins the Equatorial Conference of the 22nd Milo Secondary Schools Basketball Championships

Olutayo Olatunji – Category Manager Beverages at NestlĂ© Nigeria PLC addressing participants at the Equatorial Conference of the 22nd Milo Basketball Championship held recently at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu.

BY CHIOMA UMEHA

Bayelsa and Rivers state teams awed Enugu, by winning the Equatorial Conference of the 22nd Milo Secondary Schools Basketball Championships in the ladies and boys categories, respectively. 

In a one-sided contest, St. Jude's Girls Secondary School in Amarata, Bayelsa State won Our Lady of Lourdes Secondary School in Azu-Ebonyi, Ebonyi State 43-6.

The boys from King Amachree Academy, Port Harcourt, Rivers, defeated their opponents from Bishop Dimieari Grammar School, Obom, Bayelsa, 30-20 in a nail-biting match, as shown in a Nestle Nigeria Plc release. 

Mr Olutayo Olatunji, Category Manager for Beverages, Nestlé Nigeria, remarked at the end of the third of four series conferences held at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu: "We are glad that the MILO Secondary Schools Basketball Championships is returned following a pause caused by the COVID-19 pandemic."

"At MILO, we recognize that sports provide an avenue for teaching children tenacity and instilling values on their path to life achievement. This is why, since 1999, we have supported the MILO Secondary Schools Basketball Championships in Nigeria.

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