Football on a mans head

The search for SA’s next soccer star is on!

Shield is taking local soccer to the next level. Not only are they giving a lucky fan the chance to watch Chelsea FC LIVE, they’re also giving one lucky up-and-coming player the opportunity of a lifetime - to train with the coaches at Chelsea and experience what it’s like to train like a true champion.

With this launch comes many firsts for the brand like the announcement of ‘Shield Sbonis iDiski’ - a TV show with one ‘goal’ in mind: find this rising star and take them to train like champs! The show will cover all the different drills and exercises players go through to perform under pressure and keep them performing at their best. Everything from preparation, fitness and technical support will be covered so players are prepped for the ultimate prize.

The first 3 episodes will cover the tryouts taking part in all the major cities. Make sure you don’t miss all the action! Each episode will be aired every Monday night on Soccerzone SABC 1 at 9:00pm.

You can also catch the action later in the week every Wednesday on Sports@10

Here’s the show dates, so keep it locked & tune in weekly to catch all the Shield Sbonis iDisk action.

Episode 1: 21 August

Episode 2: 4 September

Episode 3: 11 September

Episode 4 (25 September): Skills - speed, fitness and agility. This will test players’ technical ability and get them thinking on their feet.

Episode 5 (2 October): Skills - Passing and dribbling. Once the basics are covered, players can focus on dealing with pressure and setting up goals.

Both episodes will end with an elimination, with the best players in each city making it to the next round.

Episode 6 (9 October): Halftime - This is where we’ll recap and get to know the remaining players a bit better.

Episode 7 (16 October): Skills - We’ll host a 5 a-side game with the last players remaining, which will result in a team elimination.

Episode 8 (23 October) : Skills - Things will start heating up and the pressure will be on! In this episode, we’ll have 2 on 2 challenges, resulting in an elimination to the Top 4.

Episode 9 (30 October) : The final skills episode will be a 1 on 1 test against a celeb, resulting in an elimination leading to the top 2.

Episode 10 (6 November): The finals will truly test how players perform under pressure with a penalty shootout/sudden death!

Episode 11: We’ll focus on our winner before they go on a once in a lifetime trip to train with the coaches of Chelsea FC.

Even though the soccer star search is coming to an end, YOU still have a chance to WIN a chance to meet Chelsea FC in person. Buy any Shield Deodorant, dial *120*744353# and follow the prompts to enter! T’s & C’s apply

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