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12 schools to jostle for milo basketball championship final in Lagos

No fewer than twelve schools will begin their quest for glory for the 24th edition of the MILO basketball championship final billed to dunk off…

No fewer than twelve schools will begin their quest for glory for the 24th edition of the MILO basketball championship final billed to dunk off on Saturday June 22 in Lagos.

The twelve schools grouped into 4 groups in both male and female categories were announced during the draws held yesterday in Lagos.

The schools which scaled through the preliminaries stages in both the Northern and Southern conferences to the final include Father O’Connell science college, Bishop Dimieri Grammar school, Bayelsa and Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria secondary school in Cross River in group A under the male category.

Other teams in the male category group B2 were Ijaiye housing estate senior grammar Schools, Lagos, Rumfa College, Kano and Government Day secondary school, Gombe.

In the female category, group A1 included Top field College, Lagos, Dom Domigos College, Delta and Queen Amina College, Kaduna while group B1 comprised of Government Secondary School, FCT Abuja, Onireke High School, Oyo and Zarumai model school.

Earlier before the draws, Managing Director, Nestlé Nigeria Plc Mr Wassim El-Husseini represented by the country’s commercial director, Boladale Odunlami expressed delight in providing a platform for young ones to showcase their talents while the president, International Basketball Federation, FIBA Africa Zone 3 Col. Sam Amedu appreciated the organisers for their contribution to the growth of basketball, saying the school grade competition has salvaged the sport from going into extinction in the country.

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