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Nine Ghanaian youth make 33 shortlist for Glo Soccer Academy

Published on: 25 November 2012

Nine Ghanaian youngsters will join twenty four others across the West African sub-region for the inaugural Glo Soccer Academy Reality Show.

Davis Abagana (14), Samuel Opoku Mensah (14) Abaa Daniel (17), Aminu Murtala (16), Princewilll Owhormeji (14), Annan Klinsmann (15), Charles Addai Danquah (17), Bismarck Larbi (16) and Collins Asare (17), were shortlisted out of an initial all-nation pool of 52 players to which Ghana originally contributed 15 teenagers.

This was revealed during a brief ceremony to unveil the five-man shortlist for the CAF African Footballer of the Year Award on Friday in Accra.

“Nine of Ghanaian players have made it to the final round of screening of the Glos Soccer Academy in Lagos,” Glo Ghana’s Head of Business Patrick Awotwi said.

“These Ghanaian teenage players have joined four youngsters from the Republic of Benin and twenty from Nigeria to battle for entry into the final 16 that will enter the Soccer Academy House.”

The nine will however need to garner more votes in the reality show to be part of the 16 finalists who will compete for the coveted accolade as the Most Valuable Player.

The grand winner will attract the ultimate prize of GH¢60,000 (sixty thousand Ghana Cedis). The 14 other players will all receive GH¢12,000 each along with separate academic scholarships and qualification to become Glo Ambassadors among other incentives.


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  • abdulahi says:
    November 25, 2012 02:49 pm
    Why ghanians are wasting time to participate in a competiton organised by nigerians,they should that even among them selves nigerians don't act fairly,cheating is part of their system,without it they can never achieve meaningful thing in this world.imagine nigerian FA accused malian u-17 team as age cheat simply because the malians are toller than the nigerians,but when nigerians played niger republic and guinea nigerian players are the tollest and scored 9 against niger , 8 against guinea no they are accusing mali of what they have done to other teams