All the above PSL sides are Nike sponsored outfits.
The annoucement was made yesterday at Nike Training Center in Pimville-Soweto.
The four youngsters were selected after going rigorous and intensive long Nike’s Elite Training programme for 2011, beating other thousands hopefuls.
The programme began with regional trials which were conducted in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg two months ago. Those numbers were whittled down to 56 which resulted in just four.
“Nike’s Elite Training programme is testimony of their commitment to
youth development, with the successful announcement of the top four. This programme clearly demonstrates how effective it is as it serves to unearth talent and fast track players,” says Shaun Bartlett, Nike core coach and former Bafana Bafana international striker.
Both Bartlett and Eric Tinkler, Wits assistant coach, alongside other coaches-put the players on the spotlight as they searched vigorously for the ‘FAB FOUR’.
Nike also ensured that every footballer who partook in the EliteTraining programme would receive additional material to assist them on their journey.
This includes training manuals, fitness and nutritionmanuals, a DVD of the technical and tactical drills that they competed in during the programme and their individual test results that incorporated new innovative equipment, namely Sparq Training.
Next years’ programme is expected to bring in some more exciting stuff for the players.