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Bempong Methodist wins Milo U-13 Tourney

Bepong Methodist Primary School from Nkawkaw in the Eastern Region has for the second time in three years won the MILO U-13 Champions League (MCL) organized by Nestle Ghana Limited in collaboration with the Ghana Education Service. They defeated Redeem Methodist Primary by 4 goals to 1 in the final game of the competition.
The three-day event which was held at the Ndoum Stadium at Elmina in the Central Region saw Bepong Methodist Primary (Eastern Region), Ashaiman No. 5 Primary (Greater Accra) Redeem Methodist Primary (Volta Region) St. Monica Anglican Primary (Central Region), Dankwakrom (Western Region), Hwedien (Brong Ahafo), St. Theresa (Ashanti Region), Bagabaga Primary, Finsi R/C Primary (Upper West) and Mother Theresa Primary (Upper East) drawn from the ten regions of Ghana to battle for supremacy for the ultimate prize of a whopping amount of GHC 15,000. Tablets for each player of the winning team, Trophy, Branded Footballs, Certificates and MILO Products.
This year saw an increment in both the cash prizes and products given to winners and participants and the introduction of new prizes for the winning team.

The MCL National Champion was given GHC15, 000 compared to the GHC 10,000 received last year with the First and Second runners up receiving GHC 10,000 and 5,000 respectively compared to the GHC 3,000 and GHC 2,000 the teams received in 2016.
Again, all participants in this year’s event went home with a certificate of participation signed by the MD of Nestle Ghana Ltd and Tournament icon – Stephen Appiah. They also had branded MILO footballs, Jerseys and assorted souvenirs/Nestle products. Trophies and cash prizes were given to Fair play winner, Goal king, Best Goalkeeper, and Golden boot.
Addressing the invited dignitaries and spectators ahead of the official kickoff of the final game, Mrs Funmi Osineye, Category Business Manager, Beverages at Nestle Ghana Limited expressed how remarkable the 2017 edition of the MLO Champions League has been for the brand.
“It has been a remarkable tourney for the brand this year as not less than 9,995 pupils participated in the championship across all the 10 regions” she said, adding, “As a brand, Milo believes that sports is a great teacher, it has the qualities that set the foundations for a child’s future and it teaches positive values that build children of substance. It is through participating in sports that children learn to find courage over fear, work as a team, be respectful and learn how to lead.”

She praised the Ghana Education Service for the support given to the brand all these years.
“It is noteworthy that Nestle and the Ghana Education Service have maintained strong relationship over the past decades through organization of various sporting events together and this is the demonstration of our relentless contribution to grassroots sports development”.
On the field of play, Bagabaga Primary from the Northern Region defeated Dankwakrom from the Western Region to take the third place position.
Jones Adjei from the winning school Bepong Methodist Primary won the best player of the tournament as well as the Goal King Award.
He netted six goals. Alhassan Bukari of Redeem Methodist also won the best goal keeper awards with the Upper West Region going home with the Fair Play Award.
Dr. Papa Kwesi Ndoum, Bank roller of Elmina Sharks and owner of the Ndoum stadium, Nana Kodwo Condua VI the Paramount Chief of Edina, Officials from Nestle Ghana Limited, Central Regional Minister Kwamena Duncan, Officials of the Ghana Education Service, Representatives from GFA and GOC as well as the Regional Coordinating Council were all present at the event.

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