A heavy downpour interrupted a heavily attended Milo Junior Ball Championship at the El-Wak stadium on Saturday.

Thousands of young crazy basketball fans who thronged the citadel of basketball in the nation’s capital were left to ruin the exciting event as they cried out loud for the rain to stop to enable play to continue.

The rain fell heavily after the completion of the quarter-final pairings which saw four schools qualify for the semi-finals. Defending champions Great Lamptey Mills were billed to tackle Burma camp based Garrison Basic School in the first semi-final clash before the natural occurrence took place.

Before the rain came and halted activities, the thousands of students at the venue had witnessed a breathtaking and competitive basketball among the participating schools from the preliminary round to the knock-out stages. The players exhibited promising displays on the court that caught the attention and admiration of the thousands gathered at the El-Wak stadium.

It was obvious from the first jump ball that defending champions Great Lamptey Mills was going to be tough customers after they dismantled Alpha Beta 24-4 in a one-sided contest. They underlined their credentials as the side to beat with a comfortable 12-2 win over 5 BN Basic School.

The West African country abounds in huge talent and the catch them young observable fact is well on course to tap and nurture their mushrooming talents.

Organizers have tentatively fixed Saturday March 27th for the concluding fixtures of the 2010 Milo Junior Ball competition at the same venue where Ghana Lebanon Islamic School (GLISS) will battle Cape Coast based Hoops Care International in the second semi-final game.

The one-day competition attracted well-known faces including former WBC Super featherweight Champion, Professor Azumah Nelson, Director of Sports at the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Charles Aryee, Category Business Manager – Beverages Central and West Africa region, Samuel Safo and Brands manager of Nestle Milo Jude Ekow Addison.

Fans were also treated to a lot of activities including singing and dancing competition, rap battles, bouncy castle and face painting among others.

Ghana’s hiplife sensation Obour thrilled the fans with his Ghana Read Campaign in a performance that saw the kids run after him on the court.

Milo Junior Ball 2010 is brought to you by Nestle Milo – the energy food drink of future champions and supported by Indomie Noodles, Voltic Water, Fan Milk, DDP outdoor, Joy FM and GTV.


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