Chance to shine at Ke Yona trials

2015-05-21 06:00

Sydney Masana during the Ke Yona final against Pirates last year.

Sydney Masana during the Ke Yona final against Pirates last year.

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The Nedbank Ke Yona Team Search continues on Saturday as the coaches, led by Ephraim “Shakes” Mashaba, will be at Athlone Stadium.

This province that produced 2014 Ke Yona team captain Sydney Masana who is now a regular member of Free State Stars, will be hoping to produce another star.

The Nedbank Ke Yona Team Search is in its third year and has made a significant contribution to football development in more remote parts of the country.

After being hand-picked by four of the country’s most revered football tacticians, graduates have since gone on to play for top Premier Soccer League (PSL) and National First Division (NFD) clubs.

Selector and coach, Khabo Zondo, has urged players from the Western Cape to come in numbers and make use of this unique opportunity.

“Football is a competitive sport to break into and through initiatives such as these we can enable youngsters to realise their dreams of becoming professional footballers,” he said.

“We encourage aspiring footballers from all parts of the Western Cape to come in numbers to Athlone Stadium.”

The selected squad will face 2015 Nedbank Cup champions Mamelodi Sundowns.

Leading up to this defining moment in their football journey, the team will work closely with highly experience sports scientists and coaches who will nurture them to become complete footballers.

To further enable the youngsters, Nedbank will conduct financial lessons to help them make clever financial decisions.

“We are edging closer to the final phase of try-outs and are excited about the interest and talent we have seen. As a bank which is highly involved in the communities we serve, we will continue to provide resources to enable people to make things that really matter happen,” said Nedbank’s senior manager for brand communications, Nkosinathi Msiza.

) Aspiring footballers between the ages of 18 and 25 in possession of a valid South African ID can still apply for the remaining trials which will take place at the Rand Stadium in Joburg on 30 May.

Simply dial *120*KEYONA# or *120*539662# and following the easy steps to enter

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