Screening of prospective participants for West Africa's biggest soccer reality television show, the Glo Soccer Academy, begins on October 8 in Kumasi in the Ashanti region of Ghana.
Glo said in a statement all applicants in Kumasi and the city’s environ would be screened at the Paa Joe Stadium, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi after which screening will proceed in eight other venues across Ghana, Nigeria and the Republic of Benin.
In the Northern city of Tamale, in Ghana, the screening will be held at the Tamale Sport Stadium between Friday, October 12 and Saturday, October 13, 2012.
The screening train would subsequently move down south to the capital, Accra on Wednesday October 17 – 18 2012 for selection of talents for the Academy at Lizzy Sport Complex in East Legon.
In Nigeria, selection of players would take place between Tuesday, 23rd October and 24th at the Sam Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City, while successful players would be selected from the Enugu Centre on Saturday, 27th October to Sunday, 28th at the Nnamdi Azikwe Stadium.
The City of Port Harcourt would host the Glo Soccer Academy Screening team from Wednesday 31st October to 1st November, 2012 at the Liberation Stadium while the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja will host the screening team from Monday 5th to 6th November, 2012 at the Old Parade Ground.
Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos would host the screening team at the Legacy Pitch of the National Stadium in Surulere from Friday 9th to Sunday, 11th November 2012. The last batch of screening exercises would hold in two locations in the Republic of Benin.
The capital city of Cotonou would screen potential academy footballers at Stade de Rene Prive on Tuesday, 13th November while the last screening would be conducted in Port Novo on Friday, 14th November, 2012 at the Charles de Gaulle Stadium.
The Glo Soccer Academy is open to male footballers from the age of 14 to 17 years and 33 players would be picked from these screening exercises to be conducted in the nine venues.
The selected 33 players would be camped at the Glo Soccer Academy in Lagos where they would be trained by celebrity coaches from West Africa and Manchester United Football Club.
After one month of training, sixteen finalists would be selected to attend a training tour of the Manchester United Soccer schools and would win scholarships and other mouth-watering prizes. The most valuable player (the MVP) would in addition win the princely sum of sixty thousand Ghana Cedis (GHC60, 000) while the remaining 15 finalists would pocket twelve thousand Ghana Cedis (GHC 12,000) each.
To register in Ghana, prospective candidates for screening are expected to loadGHC30 their Glo line and text their name, age, and preferred screening location to 3836.