Pepsi Football Academy

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The Pepsi Football Academy is a football academy based in Nigeria and sponsored by Pepsi.

History[edit]

The Academy was established in 1992.[1] Originally based in Lagos at the Agege Stadium in Nigeria, it now has 14 centres across the country and has over 3000 students.[2] Footballers who started their careers at the academy include John Obi Mikel, Dominic Chatto, Echiabhi Okodugha, Joseph Akpala, Uwa Elderson Echiéjilé, Conquest Osaroigwe, Soga Sambo and Yinka Adedeji.[3]

In 2006, the Academy set up a UK scholarship scheme, which has awarded scholarships to 13 players. The first recipient was Michael Oluwatosin.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sanni, Kunle (29 July 2012). "Pepsi Football Academy celebrates 20th anniversary". Daily Times Nigeria. 
  2. ^ "The role of football academies in Nigeria, other West African countries". The Guardian (Nigeria). 28 September 2012. 
  3. ^ Pepsi football academy in Nigeria
  4. ^ Alawode, Adebobola (10 June 2013). "Pepsi Academy Picks Mba For UK Scholarship". P.M. News Nigeria. 

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