â€“Ebonyi, Bayelsa qualify for Lagos finalsBased on the success recorded in the just concluded 2017 Nestle MiloSecondary School Basketball Championship at the Indoor Sports Hall ofthe Nmandi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu, Enugu State, the Commissioner forYouth and Sports in the state, Charles Ndukwe said he would ensurethat basketball becomes the stateâ€™s second sport after football.The Commissioner made this known in his office when therepresentatives of the sponsors of the competition, Nestle Milo,organisers and students from participating schools paid him a courtesyvisit. He thanked Milo for the consistency it had shown towards thefuture champions for Nigeria.â€œMany sponsors have withdrawn from sponsoring competitions but Milohas uninterruptedly been sponsoring Milo Secondary School BasketballChampionship for the past 19 years. It is just a testimony to thepassion the company has for grassroots sports development in thecountry,â€ Ndukwe said.He therefore enjoined the students to leverage on the opportunityprovided by Milo by striving hard to become greater basketball starswithout losing focus on their education.The commissioner vowed to ensure that basketball becomes a prioritysport in the state by taking the game to secondary schools, just ascrave for the support of Milo in achieving this objective.Meanwhile, St. Augustineâ€™s Seminary, Ezzamgbo, Ebonyi State defeatedBayelsaâ€™s Belary Schools, Yenegoa, 31 â€“ 20 to emerge champions ofEquatorial Conference of the 2017 Milo Basketball Championship.The female category was won by Bayelsaâ€™s St. Judeâ€™s Girls SecondarySchool, Amarata, after defeating Imoâ€™s Holy Rosary InternationalCollege, Owerri, 22 â€“ 5. The winning teams were presented with thetrophy, cheque of N100, 000.00 and Milo products.Nwankwo Samuel from Ebonyi was voted the Most Valuable Player in theboysâ€™ category, while Balyesaâ€™s Grace John won the girlsâ€™ MVP.Imo and Anambra states won the Fair Play trophy in boys and girls respectively.The wining schools in both the boys and girls category have qualifiedfor the national finals slated for the Indoor Sports Hall of theNational Stadium, Surulere, Lagos between June 11-17.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
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