News Article  | Shield

Ex-Chiefs Stars Helps Chelsea Scout Local Talent

Ex-Kaizer Chiefs Stars Helps Chelsea To Scout Local Talent In Soweto

By Keegan Kruger - Sep 08, 2017 02:28 PM @KeeganKruger

A former Kaizer Chiefs player has teamed up with Premier League champions Chelsea and Shield South Africa to give young talents from Soweto the opportunity to compete for the chance of a lifetime.

Click through the mini-gallery above to see pictures from the Shield event in Johannesburg.

Last Saturday, 2 September 2017, 85 aspiring soccer enthusiasts from across Johannesburg came together to compete for the once-in-a-lifetime chance to train with Chelsea Football Club.

Five heats have taken place, kicking off in Pretoria and subsequently moving on to Cape Town, Bloemfontein, Durban and then ending off in the City of Gold.  

"Soweto, the hub of soccer talent, brought the heat and was not short on skill. Players lived up to the challenge, demonstrating their passion and commitment to the game as they all fought to secure their spot in the finals. The stakes are high as only five players will be selected from each region, to make up the country's top players," Gareth Marshall, senior brand manager of Shield South Africa, explained.

"Finals will commence in late October and will see 25 of the country's best players go head-to-head in a week-long national trial conducted by the Blues coaches themselves.

"There has been a lot of talent across the various regions, it is now up to the Blue coaches to select the player who has the skill required to participate at a professional level."

Former Amakhosi and Bafana Bafana defender Siphiwe Mkhonza led the coaching team that selected the five best players from each region.

"At the finals, players will have to conquer fear as their only opponent. If they can conquer that, then the opportunity is theirs for the taking," Mkhonza, coach of the Shield Sbonis' iDiski competition, explained.

"We have seen some talented young players across the five regions, and I am confident that we will find the best soccer player, both on and off the field." 

In addition to the winning player, one lucky superfan will win a Chelsea FC dream trip to watch the Blues' first team train and meet the squad at the club's Cobham Training Centre.

Click on this link if you want to find out more about how to win the trip of a lifetime to mingle with Chelsea's stars.

The nationwide competition is open to all South Africans. To enter, just purchase any Shield product and send the last four digits of the barcode to *120*SHIELD# for a chance to win.


Related Articles


Real Chiefs Cow Joined: 05 Sep 2017
No badges available
Real Chiefs Cow Sep 09, 2017 09:35 AM
Ex-Arrows Star helps Chelsea Scout Local Talent
@McCoora Joined: 02 Mar 2017
No badges available
@McCoora Sep 08, 2017 11:50 PM
What about EC,Mpumalanga,Limpopo,we've been getting the same useless players from these so called major provinces
@McCoora Joined: 02 Mar 2017
No badges available
@McCoora Sep 08, 2017 11:07 PM
Pity they still gonna get those useless spoilt brat from Soweto,same mistakes again,South Africa is very big
Maphoru2017 Joined: 17 Aug 2017
No badges available
Maphoru2017 Sep 08, 2017 09:16 PM
Yah neh is good chance for them
Toothlesscow Joined: 10 Dec 2013
No badges available
Toothlesscow Sep 08, 2017 08:32 PM
In the meantime, rats have dololo to brag about
chinyama Joined: 31 Aug 2016
No badges available
chinyama Sep 08, 2017 05:59 PM
fura da bravo Joined: 13 Aug 2017
No badges available
fura da bravo Sep 08, 2017 04:58 PM
#doctor mnandi all da best to youbg one's
masuya Joined: 15 May 2016
No badges available
masuya Sep 08, 2017 04:03 PM

Express Yourself

Your chance to say what you need to.

Create your blog

What You May Have Missed