'The 14 footballers, with ages ranging from 17 to 22, were selected from the screening exercise.
The 14 players were de¬scribed as the crème de la crème of the thousands of en¬tries received by the organizers, and they included Samuel Abeka from the Ashanti Region, Michael Gator and Joseph Essel Fcrguson from Greater Accra, Enoch Ayine from Central and Isaac Agye¬pong and Augustine Frim¬pong from Ashanti.
Other players were Benjamin Owusu, Philips Amoako, Stephen Sowu, Awal Amadu, David Abeka Tawiah; Emmanuel Mensah, Raphael Dugbartey Jnr and Hassan Karroum.
According to Kenneth Ashigbey, Managing Director of Optimum Media Prime (OMP), the 14 teammates would enter the house this weekend, adding that all was not lost for the 26 other players including a girl, Nimatu Mohamed of the Black Maidens.
After wishing them better luck next time, he disclosed that there was a package for each of the 26 players who could not qualify to enter the Academy House.
Mr. Ashigbey had a word of caution for the 14 players who qualified for the reality show: “They have to take their training very serious and be more disciplined for them to impress the public for votes and they must also be ready to accept eviction in good faith”.
Alhaji Talal Fatal, Chief Executive of Metro TV commended MTN for its contribution to the project sine the beginning of the show.
He also thanked Metro TV’s loyal viewers who continue to text for their candidates in Academy House.