Pepsi Academy Festival Begins


Students and coaches of the Pepsi Football Academy, PFA from different training  centres across the country are expected to arrive the Pepsi Football College,  Irile-Imo, near Sagamu, Ogun  State on Sunday, 12  December, 2010 for this year’s  Pepsi Festival of Youth.

The football festival will feature students from Nigeria’s pioneer football academy  in the U-13 and U-15 categories participating in different football competitions,   picnic and visit important historic monuments in Lagos and Ogun  States.

Director of Pepsi Football Academy, Dr. Kasimawo Laloko said the students will be  grouped into five-a-side and seven-a-side teams for the three-day competition, which  ends on 16 December.

He said the objective of the competition is to give the coaches in the Pepsi Academy  the opportunity to assess the skills development of young lads through competition.  “You cannot continue to teach a child without giving him opportunity to test his  skills through examination. He will be frustrated if you don’t do that,” Laloko  said.

Commenting on the Pepsi Festival of youth, Mr. Iain Nelson, Consultant to Pepsi  Football Academy said, Pepsi, through the Academy will continue to discover and  nurture Nigerian youngsters.

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