After a largely successful showing in Bulawayo, the Unilever sponsored Shield-Chelsea football talent search is coming to the capital, with trials set to be held on the 2nd of June.
By SportBrief Reporter
One of the biggest football talent searches ever held in the country, the Shield-Chelsea talent search is set to make its mark in the capital, with try-outs set to take place at Alex Sports Club on 2 June this year.
The Shield-Chelsea talent search, which is being sponsored by Unilever, is an initiative that will see one lucky Zimbabwean, along with 10 representatives from other African countries, getting a once in a life time opportunity of flying to London to train with Chelsea legends as part of an Africa 11 select team.
The talent search which is being spearheaded by local coaching legends; Kalisto Pasuwa, Cosmas Zulu, Naison Mchekela and Alois Bunjira has already seen the legends select 15 players from Bulawayo, after successfully holding trials on the 19th of May.
And now the try-outs’ have come to Harare where 15 participants will be chosen to join 15 others that have already been selected in Bulawayo, with the final 30 players then going to a one-week boot camp session in July.
After the bootcamp, 3 Chelsea Coaches will be coming to Harare on the 25th of July to pick the final winner who will go to Cobham in the UK to train and play against Chelsea legends.
“Harare, now it’s your turn!!
The coaches are going to be identifying and picking another 15 players from Harare who will go to the bootcamp session in July where they will train and await the arrival of the Chelsea Coaches who will be coming to Harare to pick the final winner who will go to the UK!
Don’t miss out on your shot to #BeTheNextChampion”, read a press statement released by the organisers.
“All you have to do is buy Shield and send a picture of your receipt to 0777714200 OR dial *558# and follow the prompts to enter. Include your full name, age, gender, ID number and province.”
bring your Shield bottle to enter (if you don’t manage to buy your Shield in time. It will be for sale at the venue),” the statement reads.
The initiative is open to all amateur football players from both sexes in the range of 18-25 years old and will commence from 7am at Alex Park Sports Club in the capital.