30th October, 2012
With the successful completion of Glo Soccer Academy screening for potential players in Benin City and Enugu, the screening team have proceeded to the Garden City of Port Harcourt, where the exercise will start on Wednesday, 31 October at the Liberation Stadium.
Globacom in a statement confirmed that former internationals, Segun Odegbami, Victor Ikpeba, Tijani Babangida, Anthony Bafoe and Zion Ogunfeyinmi will handle the screening exercise.
From Port Harcourt, Abuja will be the next spot, where screening will continue from Monday 5 to 6 November, 2012 at the Old Parade Ground, while the final screening exercise in Nigeria is slated for the nations’ commercial capital, Lagos at the Legacy Pitch of the National Stadium, Surulere from Friday 9 to Sunday, 11 November 2012.
The last leg of the screening exercises will hold in two locations in the Republic of Benin between 13 and 14 November, 2012. The exercise had earlier been held in Ghanaian cities of Tamale, Kumasi and Accra. Forty five players will be selected from all the screening centers in Nigeria, Ghana and Benin Republic while 33 short-listed players will head for the Glo Soccer Academy at the Glo Soccer Academy facility in Lagos, where they will be trained by top coaches from West Africa and Manchester United.
The Most Valuable Player will earn N5 million and the remaining 15 will go home with N1 million each. All the 16 finalists will earn the G-Bam scholarship of N750, 000 each and will go on a training tour at the Manchester United Soccer schools in Carrington, England. The programme is open to boys between the ages of 14 and 17 years and they are expected to text their name, age and preferred screening location to 3836 to register for the academy.