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How to join Pepsi Football Academy in Nigeria

Regarded as the most prestigious football academy in Nigeria, Pepsi Football Academy is widely known for its prowess in giving footballing opportunities to the younger generation and providing world-class development and enhancement to grassroot football players who possess a dream to excel at the top as a professional footballer.

Since its inception in 1992, based at Agege Stadium in Lagos, the Pepsi Football Academy have since produced names that went on to defend the shirt of Nigeria as a nation. Names such as John Obi Mikel, Peter Odemwingie, Sunday Mba, Elderson Echiejile are some of the stars who started the path to their professional careers at the Academy. In 2006, the Academy set up a UK scholarship scheme, which has awarded scholarships to 13 players. It has continued to grow over the years and now has 13 centres all over the country whilst posing over 3000 students as of today.

The Football Academy which received full sponsorship from Pepsi in 1994 is open to children aged 5-18 years of both genders with a dream to play football at a high level. The academy can boast of 54 qualified coaches in its 13 training centres Nationwide.

HOW TO JOIN PEPSI FOOTBALL ACADEMY

Firstly, participants are to get the registration form. No fees attached, but to get the forms, interested participants need to visit one of the training centres closest to them to get assessed in some little areas regarding footballing skills and intellectuals, if deemed worthy, he/she is provided an application form which can be taken home. The participants need to fill the forms provided and return back with his/her parents/guardian to complete the registration by submitting the forms along with certain required documents including:

  • Birth Certificate to confirm age
  • Passport Photographs of applicant and applicant’s parent
  • Educational results if available
  • Medical report history from qualified medical personnel

If application is accepted, the applicant can now go on to pay the necessary fees to begin training.

Registration fee for ages 5-14 years is N6,000

Registration fee for ages 15 and above is N12,000

It should be noted that unlike the FCBESCOLA LAGOS, Pepsi academy do not provide accommodation or formal education for participants as it’s strictly football.

LIST OF PEPSI FOOTBALL ACADEMY TRAINING CENTRES

Source: nigerianelitesforum.com

  1. Lagos Training Centre
    Address: Cocoa Industries Field, Off Akilo Road, Ogba
    Phone Numbers: 08023108335, 08032451880, 08023543676
  2. Orile-Imo Training Centre
    Address: The Football College Km 4, Sagamu/Abeokuta Expressway
    Phone Number: 08023108335, 08032451880
  3. Sagamu Training Centre
    Address: AUD Primary School, Opposite Awolowo Market Makun
    Phone Number: 08034092523
  4. Ibadan Training Centre
    Address: Olubadan Stadium Iyaganku
    Phone Number: 08034657553
  5. Ilorin Training Centre
    Address: Kwara State Stadium Complex
    Phone Number: 08032083789
  6. Aba Training Centre
    Address: Enyimba Int’l FC Stadium
    Phone Number: 08035451812
  7. Enugu Training Centre
    Address: Rangers Stadium Nkpokiti Street, Independence Layout
    Phone Number: 08037127050
  8. Owerri Training Centre
    Address: Dan Anyiam Stadium Imo State Sports Council
    Phone Number: 08034347538
  9. Benin Training Centre
    Address: Western Boys High School Ikpoba Hill
    Phone Number: 08038183097
  10. Abuja Training Centre
    Address: Government Senior Secondary School Tundunwada Zone Four
    Phone Number: 08023266411
  11. Kaduna Training Centre
    Address: Murtala Mohammed Square Independence Way, Opposite the Hamdala Hotel
    Phone Number: 08025940317
  12. Jos Training Centre
    Address: Methodist Primary School
    Phone Number: 07093144959
  13. Kano Training Centre
    Address: Rumfa College, Along Buk Road, PMB 3079
    Phone Number: 08036511010

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