Prozone analysis used to unearth South African stars of the future
Prozone performance analysis was recently used to unearth talented footballers in the lower divisions of South African football as part of the Castle Lager SuperStars campaign.
An opportunity for young players from far flung corners of the country to have their talent recognised, the SuperStars campaign
scouted thousands of players from the 53 SAFA regions of the SAB League, South Africa’s fourth tier.
Helping to narrow down the many hopefuls to just 16 highly talented players, our Amisco-managed office in South Africa provided player tracking services to support the careful evaluation of the participating players.
“The scouting teams were assisted by Amisco who implemented a sophisticated tracking system whereby every player who featured in the Provincial playoffs were monitored, tracked and their statistics made available to the scouting teams during the selection process,” said Castle Lager representatives. “This technology is very powerful and Castle Lager is proud to have worked with Amisco to bring this level of analysis to bear on the selection process.”
For the successful players, an intensive two-week training camp began at the Stellenbosch Academy of Sport
last Sunday, with their progress being overseen by ex-Bafana Bafana captain Neil Tovey. Undergoing physical testing, sports psychology sessions, nutritional programmes and life-skills tuition, the players are being provided with a highly professional standard of training.
With the squad currently being prepared for friendlies against Ajax Cape Town, Vasco da Gama, Tuks and SuperSport United in front of scouts and coaches from South Africa’s Premier Soccer League, the hope is that the players impress enough to land their first professional contract.
We’d like to express our thanks to Castle Lager for using our performance analysis services as part of such an exciting project, and we wish the final 16 players all the best as they look to secure a professional deal over the coming weeks.