Soccer News of 2012-10-04

Glo Soccer Academy begins in Kumasi Monday

The Paa Joe Stadium located on the KNUST campus in Kumasi is the venue on Monday as screening for candidates for the new Glo Soccer Academy begins. Billed to be West Africa's biggest soccer reality television show, screening will take place in eight other venues across Ghana, Nigeria and the Republic of Benin in the search for 33 players aged between 14 to 17 years for a one-month camping at the Academy in Lagos under the training of celebrity coaches from West Africa and English Premier league giants Manchester United. A massive total of 16 finalists would then be selected for a training tour of the Manchester United Soccer Schools in addition to winning scholarships and other lucrative rewards.The most valuable player (the MVP) is also assured a mammoth sixty thousand Ghana Cedis (GH¢60,000) with the other 15 finalists assured twelve thousand Ghana Cedis (GH¢12,000) each. To register in Ghana, prospective candidates for screening are expected to load GH¢30 credits on their Glo line and text their name, age, and preferred screening location to 3836. From Kumasi, the screening goes next to Tamale Sports Stadium in the Northern Regional capital on 12 and 13 October before concluding in Ghana on Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th October at the Lizzy Sport Complex in East Legon, Accra.Screening shifts to Nigeria from 23 October to 11 November in Benin City, Enugu, Port Harcourt, Abuja and Lagos before concluding in Benin on November 14.