Nestle MILO 2019: Gen Hassan take on Father O’Connell in final

Pius Ayinor

The 2019 Nestle MILO Basketball Championship will end in Nigeria on Thursday, July 4 but that will be after the final duel between General Usman Hassan Katsina Unity College, Bauchi and Father O’Connell Science College, Minna, Niger State, reports.

The final game is billed for the Sports Hall of the National Stadium in Lagos where the final series began last Sunday.

The girls’ final match will have the ladies from Government Secondary School Gboko, Benue taking on St Jude’s Girls Secondary School, Amarata in Bayelsa State.

The ladies game which will be the first for the day will take the tip off at 10am prompt in front of fellow pupils, friends and parents before the boys step out by 12 noon. Musicians and choreographers have been lined up to entertain the spectators in between the games and during the breaks as it has been with the previous finals.

The Father O’Connell boys defeated Kings International College, Ibadan, Oyo State 40-33 while Gen Hassan beat their opponents from General Murtala Muhammed College, Yola 49-33 in matches played at the same venue Wednesday night.

St Jude’s Girls defeated the ladies representing the Federal Capital Territory 29-21 while GSS Gboko cut Dom Domingos College, Warri, Delta State, 29-28 in a keenly contested game.

The competition is holding in its 21st edition.