08 August 2012

Nigeria: Milo Basketball - Coach Vows to Win Championship

Last year runners-up, St. Judes Girl's Secondary School, Amarata, Bayelsa State, yesterday vowed to win the 14th Nestle Milo Secondary School Basketball championships holding in Lagos.
Eight of the 12 schools - six males and six females - expected to feature at the championships were already on ground.
Coach Torunarigha Nelson of St. Judes told NAN during their training session at the Indoor Sports Hall, National Stadium, Lagos, that his team had completed arrangements for its victory in the tournament.
"We arrived last Saturday, to avoid fatigue and allow us enough time to prepare for the finals.
"This year, we are more determined to improve on our second position of last year, for optimal victory," Nelson said.
The coach said that although his team was not fielding its 2011 players, he was, however, confident of lifting the championship's trophy, this year.
Nelson said that his school was the second best loser at the Atlantic Conference, one of the four conferences of the competition, where the finalists emerged from.
According to him, Asaba Girls Grammar School, Asaba, were the Atlantic Conference champions, but warned that his school was ready to upturn them at the finals.
"There is no doubt that the competition will be highly competitive because the champions, the runners-up and the best losers in the conference are converging here for the finals," he added.
Other conferences at the championships are: Western, Central and Confluence.
St. Judes would in its first match today lock horns with two-time winner of the championship, Queen of the Rosary Secondary School, Gboko, Benue State.
The three other schools in the female category are: three-time winners, Yejide Girl's Secondary Grammar School, Ibadan; Government Senior Secondary School, Zing, Taraba and Ajigbeda Girls' Senior High School, Surulere, Lagos.
In the boys' category are: St. Augustine's Seminary, Ezzangbo, Ebonyi; Greater Tomorrow College, Akoko, Ondo; Ahmadiyya College, Kano and Government Secondary School, Ilorin.
Others are: Government Secondary School (B), Minna, Niger State and International School, University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos. (NAN)

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