FOUR Nigerians will participate in the final Ford Ranger Odyssey boot camp competition in South Africa from June 18 to 21. The Nigerians are Giftson Onuiri, Moyo Fawole, John Amadi and Chinonso Okezuo. Nigerians representatives were selected on Friday, May 29, at the in-market selection of the company in Lagos.
The competition received more than 800 entries, while twelve finalists were chosen to take part in the Ranger Odyssey evaluation in conjunction with Coscharis Motors Limited, local Ford dealer group in the country.
The participants had the opportunity to drive the Ford Ranger in a variety of conditions, and were assessed and scored on a variety of factors in terms of brain and brawn during group and individual tasks. This included testing their driving abilities along with several challenges to assess their interpersonal and communication skills, leadership abilities, interaction and competitiveness. Proficiency in English was also evaluated.
A total of 40 contestants from South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa will be chosen to attend the Boot Camp in the Karoo region of South Africa from June 18 to 21. They undergo four days of extensive training and assessment in order to determine the top 20 finalists that will go through to the final event in Namibia.
Ranger Odyssey 2015 will take the selected contestants on a life-changing 12-day expedition through the remote and extremely challenging north-western region of Namibia, from 23 July to 3 August 2015. For the first time, the Ranger Odyssey will feature two elimination rounds during the course of the trip. The two lowest-scoring contestants will leave the group on day four, while another four contestants depart on day 10.
The winner will be selected from the final 14, and ultimately stands to win an Odyssey Ranger for a year, plus an equivalent in local currency of ZAR5 000 worth of fuel per month — a truly spectacular prize.
The Ranger Odyssey website, www.RangerOdyssey.com, will include a leader board that will be updated daily with current scores throughout the main event. However, the organisers will retain an element of mystery and intrigue with the scores and ranking of the top performers remaining secret right through to the announcement of the winner on 11 August at an event in Sandton.
There is an added bonus for fans, family and friends with the ‘Back Seat Driver’ competition that runs on the Ranger Odyssey website, with lots of fantastic prizes up for grabs.
— Jun 3, 2015 @ 19:20 GMT