Two schools from Central/Western qualify to Milo U13 final
Accra, June 5, GNA - St. Monica Anglican Primary school and Dankwakrom D/A Primary, emerged winners in the Milo U-13 tournament to book their tickets for the National Finals.
The two schools will represent the Western and Central regions respectively at the National Finals billed for 21-24 June at the Nduom Stadium, Elmina.
In all, twelve (12) schools drawn from in Zone three from the Western and the Central regions of Ghana competed for honours in the three-day soccer event, which saw St. Monica Anglican Primary and Dankwakrom, topping their respective regions.
The zone 3 event was held at the GSTS Park in Takoradi, after two successful events in zone one (schools from Northern Upper East and Upper West and Zone two (Schools from Ashanti and Brong Ahafo regions).
The annual football fiesta is aimed at not only teaching the basic rudiments of football, but also teaching participants the key life-values like confidence, respect and teamwork required for them to succeed in the ultimate game of life.
These values the company believes are all essential building blocks in raising a generation of Champions for which MILO-the food drink of future Champions has become known for.
Speaking at the closing ceremony, Mrs. Funmilayo Osineye, Category Business Manager for Beverages and coffee at Nestle Ghana Limited expressed her company's excitement in helping the country develop grass root sports and stressed the importance of sports and games in schools.
She said 'the importance of sports and games in school encompasses more than just the benefit of physical activity. Increase in self-esteem and mental alertness make school sports and games necessary for every school age child.
''In this vein, NestlÃ© MILO is proud to support the development of young Ghanaian sporting talents and has continued to nurture the growth and development of grassroots sports in Ghana'.
Schools from the Greater Accra, Volta and the Eastern Regions will also battle for the remaining three slots to the finals on Wednesday, 7- 9 June.
Stephen Appiah, the Tournament Icon will conduct a soccer clinic for both the participating and non-participating schools ahead of the competition.
The MILO U-13 Champions league has become a permanent fixture on the basic school sporting calendar in Ghana GNA
By Edna A. Quansah, GNA