The girls of Government Secondary School, Numan, Adamawa State will be slugging it out with hosts, Harmony Secondary School, Lokoja in the girls’ final of the 18th Nestle Milo Basketball Championship, Confluence Conference.
The Adamawa girls defeated Girls of Government School, Nabardo, Bauchi State by 33-11 in the first semi final while Confluence State girls overcome Government Girls Day College, Jogana, Kano State 22-17 in the second semi-final game.
Champions in the last year’s conference final, Adamawa will hope to work against their hosts’ home support to book a place in the national finals as both expected to produce a dream final haven being tagged as favorites.
Coach of the Kano girls, Yaqub Mohammed Dauda noted that the Kogi girls were the better side of the game just as rooted for the Harmony School girls to go all the way to win the conference.
His counterpart for the Kogi State, Moses Ojomah expressed delight of his girls’ impressive run to the final just as he believe Kogi will pick the sole ticket for the girls’ category.
Ojomah however praised the organizer, Nestle Milo for developing and reshaping the lives of students through sponsorship of the championships for 18 years p, calling on other corporate organizations in ten country to emulate Milo in sharing the brains of pupils through sports.
Meanwhile, Boys of Crowther Memorial Secondary School, Lokoja have booked a thrilling final against … in the boys category of the ongoing Confluence Conference in Lokoja after defeating Darul-Salam Science and Islamic College, Maiduguri, Borno State by 43-30 points.
Their opponents in the final, General Murtala College, Yola saw off Ahmadiya College, Kano with 31-24 points.
This will be a rematch of last year’s final between Kogi and Adamawa in Lokoja when the hosts won convincingly.
Coach of Adamawa boys, Tinism Dickson is boastful of his boys’ chances of progression to the national finals just as believed it won’t be an easy match against Kogi team.
This is the fourth time Lokoja is hosting the Confluence Conference of the 18 year old championships that has been encouraging students to develop through active participation in sports.