By JACOB AJOM
What has been touted as Africa’s biggest football reality tv show, the Glo Soccer Academy was unveiled in Lagos Tuesday at the Mike Adenuga Towers corporate headquarters of Globacom. in Victoria Island Lagos.
Speaking at the event, executive director of the company on events and sponsorship, Bode Opeseitan disclosed that the academy will draw talents from Ghana, Republic of Benin and Nigeria, countries where the telecom company had interests in.
He said ex-international, Victor Ikpeba will be the Team Manager and will be working with such ex-internationals like Tijani Babangida, Tony Baffoe among others while chief Segun Odegbami is the consultant.
“The screening exercise begins as soon as entry closes in a month’s time,” Opeseitan said, adding that they will ensure only the allowed age group of 14-17 will be admitted into the academy. “Screening will begin in Cotonou(Republic of Benin), Tamale, Kumasi and Accra(Ghana) and in Nigeria the exercise will hold in five locations including Lagos, Benin and Abuja.”
Out of the thousands that will be screened across the three countries, only 33 will be camped in Lagos and trained by celebrity coaches for four weeks. Sixteen will make the final selection for the Dream Team.