10th October, 2012
As Glo Soccer Academy, tagged West Africa’s biggest soccer reality TV show, gathers momentum, thousands of youths across the country have either registered or are making enquiries about the registration process in order to meet the deadline and be eligible for screening in different cities across Nigeria.
The cities lined up for the screening are Benin, Enugu, Port-Harcourt, Abuja and Lagos. The excitement among the youth is not unconnected with the passion an average Nigerian youth has for the game of football coupled with the abundant talents in the country.
The Globacom Soccer Academy was launched recently by Globacom and is expected to discover young talents, teach and groom them to become world-class footballers who can compete with their contemporaries anywhere in the world and shine like trillion stars. Screening is expected to commence at Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin on 23 October before moving to other cities.
The Glo Soccer Academy, designed to scout through Nigeria, Ghana and Benin Republic, will screen thousands of promising youngsters out of which 33 talented finalists will be camped in a soccer academy in Lagos and trained by celebrity coaches from West Africa and Manchester United for five weeks.
From this lot, 16 participants will emerge as the best of the pack with and will be rewarded with mouth-watering prizes including N5million for the Most Valuable Player and N1m each for the remaining 15 finalists, scholarships for all the 16 finalists and a training tour of the Manchester United Soccer Schools in the UK.
Meanwhile, screening commenced in Kumasi, Ghana on Monday with youths trooping out en-masse. The exercise will also be held in Tamale and Accra.