KICKOFF! Africa

... What are you waiting for to get in the game? ...

KICKOFF! Africa

... What are you waiting for to get in the game? ...

*as voted by fans and the media

KICK OFF! is an entertaining, exciting and wholesome Talent Search show format

that aims to unearth, shape and nurture the next generation of top football players from Africa - a continent where 60% of the population is under 30.

Did you know that over 50% of the world's top football talents* have African heritage? Here's another staggering statistic: 50% of all players entering the game at 16 will be out of professional football after only two years. The reality is, while raw talent is plentiful, it also takes drive, dedication, and a fair amount of luck to rise to the top in football and in life.

That is why KICK OFF! is not only about finding the next best player. Through the show, promising contestants will be trained in "The Rainbow Way”, a concept created by Rainbow Sports and centered around values of Leadership, Discipline, Youth Empowerment, Education and Success, which seeks to develop well-rounded individuals able to navigate challenges both on and off the field.

Talent Show

Talent Show

KICK OFF! is an entertaining, exciting and wholesome Talent Search show format (12 x 45’) that aims to unearth, shape and nurture the next generation of top football players from Africa.
Digital Content

Digital Content

In addition to the weekly episodes on television, viewers will be able to access exclusive behind-the-scenes content as well as players’ stats on our digital platforms and social media accounts.
The Documentary

The Documentary

KICK OFF! The Documentary will follow the search process for Africa’s most promising young players but will focus on the personal journeys and relationships rather than on the mechanics of the TV show.

Prizes for the best talents.

In the end, the best of the best will be offered a full scholarship to continue their training at the Rainbow Academy for 3 more months, with one other month spent in a partner institution in Europe or the US
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Success Stories

When dreams become reality
The Rainbow team has produced lots of players that have proceeded to play for the world's biggest clubs and leagues.