It will be a mixed grill of glory for the 16 finalists and despair for the last three boys to be evicted as one of the biggest soccer reality TV show in Africa; the Glo Soccer Academy reaches the crucial stages.
Tears may flow in the house as the final moment will stare the boys in the face. They will be caught between a trip to Manchester United Soccer School, N1m prize money for 15 boys, N5m for the Most Valuable Player and scholarships for all the finalists or a wave of good-bye with gloomy faces to the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that may slip by.
The feeling and reaction of both the players and their coaches on the last eviction date will be captured in Episode 12 of Glo Soccer Academy which will air this weekend in Nigeria, Ghana and Benin Republic on stations such as NTA, AIT, GTV, TV3, ORTB.
Before the eviction drama, the team played against a Lagos junior league top team, Nats Boys who held them to a goalless draw. This was, however an improvement on their first encounter when the academy was beaten.
The episode will also showcase the visit to the Academy by a former Super Eagles captain, Austin Jay-Jay Okocha who made a surprise appearance at the Academy. Okocha advised the boys to be “dedicated and determined” in their football career.
He added that the sky is the limit for them as they prepare to embark on a promising career in football.
Globacom in a press statement on Wednesday said that fans in Nigeria should tune to NTA Network on Saturday at 1.30pm-2.30pm, with a 30-minute highlight next Wednesday between 5.30pm and 6.00pm to view activities at the Academy.