In the just concluded zonal championship of the 22nd Nestle-Milo Secondary School Basketball at the Indoor Sports Hall of Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano Jigawa and Adamawa states’ girls and boys defeated  their counterparts from Government Girls Secondary School, Shekarau, Kano, 20-8 to win the trophy.

In the same vein, Dutse Model International Secondary School, Jigawa defeated Nigeria Tulip International College, Yobe, 51-23 to win the boys category.

The  six teams from group A and B on locked horns before the winners emerged on Thursday.

The Category Development Manager Beverages, Nestle Nigeria Plc, Mrs  Funmilola Oyewole,  said Milo had been in the forefront of the development of grassroots sports in Nigeria.

She took a pride that Milo-sponsored championships had played a crucial role in grassroots sports development domestically, adding that the competition started with 500 schools in 1999 but had risen to 10,000 nation-wide.

Milo Basketball Championship is Nigeria’s only private company-sponsored school sports and it enjoys the collaboration of Nigeria Schools Sports Federation.



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