The much anticipated Nedbank Ke Yona Team Search officially opens to aspiring football stars today, 1 April 2014.
The 32-team Nedbank Cup competition that has over the years pit “David against Goliath” has become one of the most exciting football tournaments in the Premier Soccer League. Running parallel to this prestigious tournament is the Nedbank Ke Yona Team Search that unearths exciting South African football talent for a shot at a professional football career.
The Nedbank Ke Yona Team search is testimony that Nedbank is living up to its brand promise of Making Goals Happen for South Africans from all walks of life. With over 48 000 entries in the inaugural edition of the Nedbank Ke Yona Team Search, this year’s edition is set to be even bigger and better as the quest to discovering the cream of the crop of South African football officially kicks off today.
The successful players that make it through the initial try out phases of the Ke Yona Team Search will be scouted from five provinces for an exciting boot camp that will see the players not just going through the gruelling football drills from top South African coaches, but also equip the boys with a variety of life skills sessions that the players can use moving forward.
A total of 48 players will be selected and eventually trimmed down to the final squad that will be the 2014 Nedbank Ke Yona Team to face the 2014 Nedbank Cup Champions.From the thousands of participants that took part last year, a final squad of 23 players were selected for a match against Kaizer Chiefs that took place in January.
Nedbank Ke Yona Team Search Try Out Dates and Venues:
1. Tuesday, 21 April: Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane, Limpopo
2. Saturday, 26 April: King Zwelithini Stadium, Umlazi, KwaZulu-Natal
3. Monday, 28 April: Kaizer Sebothelo Stadium, Bloemfontein, Free State
4. Saturday, 10 May: Ajax Cape Town Ikamva Complex, Parow, Western Cape
5. Saturday & Sunday, 24 & 25 May: FNB Stadium, Johannesburg, Gauteng
Interested players must first register by sms’ing *120*KEYONA# or *120*539662# and follow the easy steps.