David Hall College, Obalende, Ikoyi, and Topfield College, Ajugunle, Apapa, both in
Lagos have dominated the Western Conference of the 22nd MILO Secondary
Schools Basketball Championship. Their wins have qualified them to play in the
National Finale of the Championship this year.
Hard fighting David Hall College, Obalende, Ikoyi, Lagos, defeated the girls from
Oshogbo Grammar School, Oshogbo, Osun State, 31 to 15 to emerge Champions
in the girls category. In the boys category, Topfield College, Ajugunle, Apapa, Lagos
won by a single point defeating Victorroti Private Secondary School, Idi-Aba,
Abeokuta, Ogun State, 47 to 46.
Speaking at the closing ceremony of the Championship, Category Manager for
Beverages, Nestlé Nigeria, Mr. Olutayo Olatunji said, “It is a delight to be here and
to witness this exceptional display of skills at this Western Conference finals. At
MILO, we believe that sports provide a platform to teach children grit and help them
imbibe values on their journey to success in life. This is why we have been
committed to the MILO Secondary Schools Basketball Championship in Nigeria for
the last 22 editions. This Championship will continue to provide opportunities for
developing qualities including leadership skills, ability to work in a team,
perseverance, courage, self-belief and respect in these young ones who
The Oyo State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Barrister
Rahman Abiodun Abdul-Rasheed said, “I wish to sincerely appreciate and thank
Nestlé Nigeria PLC for this giant step the company has taken in organising a
competition of this magnitude nationwide, consistently for over two decades. Nestlé
MILO Secondary Schools Basketball Championship has contributed to national
development through healthy competitions among our youths where talents are
discovered, trained and showcased to the world.”
The Western Conference of the 22nd Milo Secondary Schools Basketball
Championship was hosted at the Lekan Salami Stadium, Adamasingba, Ibadan,
from May 28th to June 3rd 2022. The Conference comprises: Lagos, Ondo, Ogun
Ekiti and the host state, Oyo. Others are Edo, Delta, Osun and Kogi.
Photos 1: Olutayo Olatunji – Category Manager Beverages at Nestlé Nigeria PLC addressing participants at the Western Conference of the 22nd Milo Basketball Championship held at the Lekan Salami Stadium, Adamasingba, Ibadan.
The winners in both the male and female categories of this Western Conference will
compete with winners from the previously concluded Savanna Conference, Central
Conference and Equatorial Conference, in the National Finals at the Indoor Sports
Hall of the National Stadium in Surulere, Lagos from June 25 to July 01, 2022.
Over the last two decades, the Milo Secondary Schools Basketball Championship
has emphasized the importance of grit to teach school children vital life values such as determination, tenacity, endurance, perseverance, teamwork and self confidence.