Bepong Methodist Primary School from The Nkawkaw Diocese of The Methodist Church Ghana has for the second time in three years won the Milo U-13 Champions League (MCL) organised 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 in Elmina sawBepong 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 (BrongAhafo), 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 whooping amount of GHC 15,000, tablets for each player of the winning team, trophy, branded footballs, certificates and Milo products.
This year saw a gargantuan or 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 GHC10,000 received last year with the First and Second runners up receiving GHC10,000 and 5,000 respectively compared to the GHC3,000 and GHC2,000 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 go home with 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 Milo Champions League has been for the brand.
She said “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” and further stated that “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” and praised the Ghana Education Service for the support given to the brand all these years.