June 21, 2009

Ahmadiya, Govt Girls College qualify for national final

By Kate Obodo
Ahmadiya College,   Kano, Kano State  and Government Girls Day Secondary School, have book their tickets as  representatives in  the forthcoming Conference at the National finals which is slated in Lagos in October, 2009.

The two schools emerged  Champions of the  just concluded Conference playoffs of the 2009 Nestle Milo Secondary Schools, which started  from 2nd to 6th, June, 2009, held  at the Sani Abacha Stadium Indoor Sports Hall. The event featured 14 schools, seven males and seven females. In the finals of the Savannah Conference, Ahmadiya College, defeated Sambo Secondary School Gusau, Zamfara State by 42 – 40.

While Government Girls defeated Army Day Secondary School, Bakavu, Kano, Kano State by  20-8.The status quo, whereby teams from Kaduna and Kano States dominated the event was broken by Zamfara State who won in the girls’s event narrowly lost in the finals of Boys category.

A major highlight of the championship was the commissioning of two brand new basketball courts, where the Army Day,  Bakavu, Barrack, Kano and Queen Amina College (Kaduna) which won the boys and girls edition at the National Finals played.

According to the  management Nestle Milo Plc, represented by the Category Business Manager, Walter Okafor,  the courts were built in fulfilment of its pledge and commitment to see to the development of the game amongst Secondary schools and as a reward for the two teams emerging as National Champion in 2008.

However, Kano State  Commissioner for Education commended the Nestle Nigeria for their kind gesture and urged other corporate sponsors to emulate the company  as it would assist in the development of youth sports in the country.