SA players compete for a chance at Chelsea

Local contestants attended the Shield regional try-outs for a chance to train with Chelsea Football ClubFrom DION HENRICK in Cape Town
CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – ASPIRING soccer stars from the Western Cape have braved the inclement weather to compete for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to train with English champions, Chelsea.
Unilever is organizing the trials through its Shiled brand, the country’s number one-selling deaodorant, following its partnership with the London-based club, announced a few months ago.
The Cape Town trial was the second of five regional trials taking place over the next several weeks in Bloemfontein, Durban, Johannesburg and Pretoria.
Five players will be selected from each region to go head-to-head in a week-long national trial, resulting in one lucky player whose life might change forever.
In addition to the winning player, one lucky superfan will win a Chelsea F.C. dream trip to watch the first team training and meet the team at the Cobham Training Centre.
Coach Siphiwe Mkhonza, a former Bafana Bafana player and coach of the Shield Sbonis’ iDiski competition, was impressed with the talent from The Western Cape.
“The players in the other regions will need to work hard to prepare for their trials to compete with these guys,” he said.
Mkhonza added, “I’m looking forward to selecting the best 25 players from across SA and seeing them give it everything to get to Chelsea.”
Gareth Marshall, Senior Brand Manager of Shield South Africa, said the Cape Town trials were truly amazing.
“We witnessed some truly excellent talent on the field,” Marshall said.
He was most inspired by the passion for the sport.
“Nearly everyone in South Africa loves soccer but the players we met today are truly committed. Every guy and girl that showed up for the trials really gave it their all to stand a chance to be in the top 5.”
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