165 teams compete in the final round of HCM City school basketball tournament

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Students compete in the final round of the 2020-21HCM City Basketball Tournament for the Nestlé MILO cup, which is being held at the Phú Thọ Stadium in District 11 from November 14 to December 6. — Photo courtesy of Nestlé

HCM CITY — One hundred and sixty five outstanding teams are competing in the final round of the 2020-21HCM City Basketball Tournament for the Nestlé MILO cup, which began at the Phú Thọ Stadium in District 11 on November 14.

The teams represent 35 primary schools, 72 secondary schools and 58 high schools in the city.

Huỳnh Trọng Khải, chairman of the HCM City Basketball Federation, said: “This year's tournament marks an important milestone - the 25th year of the school basketball movement in HCM City. Over the past 25 years the tournament has become an outstanding and desirable playground for many generations of students, helping nurture their passion for basketball.

“It is the result of close co-operation between various agencies, organisations and businesses, and the thorough and effective companionship of Nestlé MILO for the past 15 years, towards the common goal of nurturing basketball talent in school children.”

Many basketball talents such as Chong Paul, Trát Thị Nguyệt Nga, Triệu Hán Minh, and Lê Ngọc Tú have been unearthed through the tournament and nurtured.

The event, organised by the city Departments of Education and Training and Sports and Culture, the HCM City Basketball Federation and Nestlé MILO, will go on until December 6. — VNS

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