Nedbank brings reality football

14 Feb

Over the years it seems reality television shows are taking over on our screens. Most of these shows discover the most raw of talents for South Africa, most of these shows come in the form of music talent shows. It is refreshing that the green bank will make things happen for potential football stars a well.

This is not the first reality football talent finding show, it seems to be the exciting of all (well, it did get me really excited), well mostly because the chosen Ke Yona team will play against the winners of this season’s Nedbank Cup.

Few years ago, soccer lovers had the chance to witness the discovery of young, gifted footballers through shows like the Coca Cola Football Stars and Sokka Kings.  Football Stars brought us players like Happy Jele and Mandla Masango, who now are in the books of two biggest Soweto giants, Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs.

While Sokka King winner Eric Macheru got a chance to play/ train with Ajax Cape Town and Tottanham Hotspur as part of his prize. Sadly, Macheru is no longer in the footballing circles, he is now an actor. He was on SABC 1’s drama Skeem Sami. I wish that show was won by someone who had the stomach to stay in football, but hey what can one say, he was voted for and won.

Which brings me to my next point, I hope the people who will trial to be part of this Ke Yona team are people who are passionate about the game, well not that I’m saying Eric wasn’t passionate enough. Trials will be held throughout the country, in all

The requirements of potential team should be between the ages of 18 and 35, will be selected by South Africa’s footballing legends and they will live their lives in front of the camera until the final 18 team members are selected. Members of the public will also have a chance to choose their favourite player to be part of the squad. This is a big opportunity for those who never got the chance to make it to pro football to try their luck.





34 Responses to “Nedbank brings reality football”

  1. ayanda March 7, 2013 at 6:15 am #

    How do u register for the ke yo na team trials and when will the trial be held in Cape Town

    • footballviewblog March 7, 2013 at 10:10 am #

      To be part of the #NedbankCupKeyona team you have to register on *120*539662# but registrations only open 15 March so please don’t try & register before then. Dial *120*539662# (*120*KEYONA#)

    • footballviewblog March 13, 2013 at 2:16 pm #

      Hi Ayanda, trials for Cape Town are set for 1st June. And you have to register from 15th March on *120*539662# (*120*KEYONA#). Good luck

  2. Shane Madumise March 13, 2013 at 1:32 pm #

    when is the trails and where will they be held. I am from SOWETO

    • footballviewblog March 13, 2013 at 2:14 pm #

      Hi Shane,
      Gauteng trials will be on the 2nd of June at FNB Stadium. To be able to try out, you have to register on *120*539662# from the 15th of March! Good luck

  3. Shandre March 14, 2013 at 2:35 pm #

    When will trials be held in Port Elizabeth? 🙂

  4. Alice March 16, 2013 at 5:48 pm #

    my name is Thabo from heilbron i will like 2part of de trial so i waz wondering were they will b held or de closes place i cn go to

    • footballviewblog March 18, 2013 at 6:25 pm #

      Hi Thabo,
      To be able to go for trials, one must register on *120*539662# on their cellphones. However trials in the Free State will be held at Vodacom Park stadium on the 19th May

  5. sibongiseni peacock March 18, 2013 at 5:33 pm #

    when is the trails and where will they be held in King Williams Town or East London

    • footballviewblog March 18, 2013 at 6:29 pm #

      The Eastern Cape trials will be held at the St. Georges cricket stadium on the 20th April

  6. Sihle nc kubheka March 19, 2013 at 5:26 am #

    So how do you know that u’re welcome to go to the tryouts? After you done about registrations .

    • footballviewblog March 19, 2013 at 12:17 pm #

      An SMS will be sent to you informing you if you have made it to the next round (which is the trials) and other detail pertaining to the trials

  7. Sihle nc kubheka March 19, 2013 at 6:44 pm #

    So how long does it takes to receive that Sms?

    • footballviewblog March 25, 2013 at 7:37 am #

      Hi Sihle, please go here for further details

      • Luzuko Ngqongonya May 7, 2013 at 11:59 am #

        I did go to the trials in St. Georges,PE…now how can long is it going to take for me to know if im chosen or not…are there any sites you can provide?

  8. sibongiseni peacock March 21, 2013 at 8:09 pm #

    nedbank will provide the transport for the players in order for them to be able to go to the grounds?

  9. Siyabonga Motaung April 16, 2013 at 6:37 am #

    Thanks guyz for giving us this opportunity to try our best and abilities

    • footballviewblog April 16, 2013 at 2:11 pm #

      Thank you for taking the time to log on and read! Watch this space, very soon we are going to bring you a whole lot more!

  10. Gontse April 17, 2013 at 8:44 am #

    so what about north west trials?

  11. sibongiseni peacock April 17, 2013 at 1:40 pm #

    thanks for a call from you guys but i haven’t receive the SMS yet. So should i go2the trails or not

  12. Tshego May 1, 2013 at 8:06 am #

    Is registration Free ?

  13. simon ramatsoele May 8, 2013 at 1:02 pm #

    i would like to know that if i m qualified 4 the trails of keyona team

  14. Senzo May 15, 2013 at 8:07 pm #

    But some of us as players @ the age of “17” we have the big ability of playing with PSL players…why dont we get a chance of playing in the nedbank keyonaTeam?

  15. Edwin May 21, 2013 at 9:03 pm #

    Thnx for giving us dis oppotunity to show our talent,God is great n good luck t evryone

  16. Shane May 27, 2013 at 9:57 pm #

    How many players are you going to take on the nedbank team

  17. siphiwo May 30, 2013 at 10:34 am #

    Hi am Siphiwo Mvo frm Springs,I did register 4 the try uots I did receive the sms dat says I mas luk out 4 the sms wth try outs close 2 me am nt sure wht am I sappose 2 du now wth only 3 days 2go 2 try outs in Soccer City plzzzz help people

  18. Zimie May 31, 2013 at 12:40 pm #

    I just want to know, how do you know when you’re selected for the venue

  19. abel mhlanga June 1, 2013 at 7:34 am #

    i’m one of the trialist of tomor
    o so i did nt get the sms so wat should i do.

  20. Bonginkosi February 14, 2014 at 1:00 pm #

    i jst wana be part of the keyona team

    • footballviewblog February 19, 2014 at 11:25 am #

      Hi Bonginkosi, the 2014/ 2015 Ke Yona team search dates are not set yet. As soon as dates are released, I will put up a post with all the details. Good luck

  21. Goodman February 19, 2014 at 8:41 am #

    when are 2014 trials commencing? I would like to be part of the Keyona Team. Im from Gauteng

    • footballviewblog February 19, 2014 at 11:24 am #

      Hi Goodman, the soon the new dates are set, I will put up a post. Good luck

  22. Goodman February 19, 2014 at 8:44 am #

    When are 2014 trials commencing? I would like to be part of the Keyona team. I’m from Gauteng

  23. Bonginkosi February 28, 2014 at 2:16 pm #

    hi im bonginkosi 4rm cape town I whould like 2 known when are the trails or the register number plz I think I cn mke it let me known guys I need this soccer is important 2 me

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