•speaks on Pepsi Football Academy
By John Egbokhan
ON November 22, 1992, what cynics and sceptics termed a pipe dream was given life by a former Technical Director of the Nigeria Football Federation, Kashimawo Laloko, who founded a football academy at the Agege Stadium in Lagos
Two years later, soft drinks giants, Pepsi, bought into his vision, causing the name change to the Pepsi Football Academy.
The coming on board of Pepsi, seemed to be the plug that would spark the academy to a whole new level, as it started drawing extremely talented kids into its fold, cementing its place as the foremost football breeding ground in the country.
The academy has undoubtedly had a positive hand in shaping the development of Nigerian football, having bred high-profile footballers like Super Eagles captain and former Chelsea midfielder, John Obi Mikel, 2013 AFCON hero and former Rangers…
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