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Ijaiye Housing Estate Grammar School, Dom Domigos College Emerge Victorious At 24th Milo Basketball Championship National Finals

Ijaiye Housing Estate Grammar School of Lagos State and Dom Domigos College of Delta State have emerged as champions in the male and female categories, respectively at the national finals of the 24th Milo Basketball Championship (MBC) held at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium in Lagos.

In an intense and thrilling match in the male category, Ijaiye Housing Estate Grammar School triumphed over Father O’Connell, Niger State. The game, which ended 38-38 in the fourth quarter, went into extra time, where Ijaiye Housing Estate Grammar School finally edged out the boys from Niger State with a score of 49-45.

The female category saw Dom Domigos College from Delta State defeating the 2023 champions, Topfield College, Ajegunle, with a final score of 44-38 to emerge as the national champions.

In his statement, Managing Director of Nestlé Nigeria Plc, Wassim El-Husseini, praised the participants for their competitive spirit and congratulated everyone on their journey. He said, “The participants embodied a spirit of competition that this championship fosters. To every player, coach, and supporter, your journey here is a testament to your hard work and commitment. I congratulate everyone.”

He added, “At Nestlé, we are deeply committed to our values. We believe in a culture of inclusivity, collaboration, and excellence. Our passion constantly drives us to innovate and create a positive impact in the lives of young athletes through initiatives like the Milo Basketball Championship as we strive to empower the next generation by instilling values of perseverance, endurance, and teamwork.”

The championship also featured a special category for young people with disabilities, highlighting its commitment to diversity and inclusion.

The winners walked away with a championship trophy, cash prizes, basketball kits, and an array of MILO goodies.

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