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2015-04-30 16:56

EXCITEMENT amongst aspiring football hopefuls across South Africa is building up as the 2015 Nedbank Ke Yona Team Search fast approaches its closing date.

The nationwide football talent identifying initiative by Nedbank has been running concurrently with the Nedbank Cup since 2013 in a bid to enable players to make their dreams a reality.

The entries for the Free State try-outs close on Tuesday (07/04), and Nedbank is urging footballers from across the province to grab this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make their dreams happen.

Trials in Ace Magashule’s province will be conducted at the Free State Stadium on 27 April, starting at 08:00.

Through the Nedbank Ke Yona Team Search, players from the furthest parts of the country have been given the chance to play against the winners of the Nedbank Cup such as Kaizer Chiefs in 2013 and Orlando Pirates in 2014.

The Ke Yona Team Search is spearheaded by four of the most respected football technicians in the country, being Shakes Mashaba, Owen da Gama, Khabo Zondo and Mike Mangena.

Bafana Bafana assistant coach, Owen da Gama, has made a plea to players to register and possibly make a name for themselves through the Ke Yona Team Search.

“We are looking forward to another edition of this exciting initiative by Nedbank that not only makes dreams happen, but will assist in producing a wider pool of talented players to contribute to the standard of football in the country.

“On behalf of all the coaches, we are urging all footballers to make use of this opportunity and register for this year’s edition,” says Da Gama.

Players between the ages of 18 and 25 in possession of a valid South African ID can make their dreams happen by simply dialling *120*KEYONA# or *120*539662# and following the easy steps to enter.

To date, the Nedbank Ke Yona Team search has had close to 25 000 entries, a clear indication that young footballers are ready to make their dreams happen

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