Milo U13 Champions league

The 2018 Milo U-13 Champions League, which is expected to draw about 20,000 school children, is set to commence on Wednesday, May 16 in Bolgatanga.

The competition is drawn into four zones where teams from the three Northern Regions grouped in zone one would converge at the Bolgatanga Senior High School for the showdown.

In zone two, schools from Brong Ahafo and Ashanti Region will be hosted at the Prempeh College on May 30-July 1 where the school that wins represents the Region.

Zone three would have schools from the Central and Western to play at the Adisadel College on 6-8 July whiles zone four consists of schools from Accra, Eastern and Volta Region.

The 2018 edition of the MILO U-13 Champions League will unfold in three major stages; District, Regional and National finals. Out of 48 schools, which will compete in the four zones, 10 top schools will qualify and advance to the finals.

Each school will represent each of the 10 Regions of Ghana where awards and prizes including Best Player and fair play team will be given to deserving competitors.

Speaking at the launch on Friday, Mrs. Freda Duplan Managing Director of Nestlé Ghana said that Nestlé has an ambition to help 50 million children lead healthier lives by 2030 and the MILO U-13 Champions League is one of the key initiatives the company is using to achieving the ambition.

“Healthy living is not only about eating right but also being physically active is key to maintaining a well-balanced and healthy lifestyle. Aside fortifying our products (such as MILO) with the necessary micronutrients to address under-nutrition, we at Nestlé encourage healthy eating habits and active lifestyles through avenues such as the Milo U-13 Champions League to help ensure growth and wellbeing of individuals and families, especially children”.

Mrs. Duplan noted that the tournament is one way Nestlé demonstrates its purpose of “enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future”.

She urged parents and guardians to encourage their children to engage in physical activities to help ensure their wellbeing.

Mr. Anthony Boateng, the Deputy Director of the Ghana Education Service in his address noted that football has the ability to connect and empower communities through the passion it elicits and its accompanying lessons. Mr. Boateng thanked Nestlé Ghana Limited for collaborating with GES for the tournament.

“I want to thank Nestlé Ghana Limited for partnering the Ghana Education Service in this noble idea of identifying and nurturing budding soccer talents from grassroots and also augmenting Government’s policy intervention by providing this platform for our younger children”.

He urged other corporate institutions to emulate the example of Nestlé.

The MILO U-13 Champions League is aimed to inculcate values such as respect, teamwork, determination, and focus into school children which will shape them into active sports personalities and accomplished professionals in the future.

Former Black Stars Captain Stephen Appiah, the Official Brand Icon and Ambassador for the MILO U-13-Champions League will continue to handle soccer clinic where he will take the schoolchildren and match officials through football drills.


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