14th July, 2011
Pepsi, the official sponsor of all Confederation of African Football (CAF) tournaments, is putting its weight behind Enyimba Football Club of Aba to win this yearâ€™s trophy with the institution of a N200,000 prize money for the Most Valuable Player (MVP) in every home match of the Aba Elephants.
Pepsiâ€™s package will be a motivation for the players who would have to replicate the success of Enyimba F.C on the continent with back-to-back wins of the CAF Champions League in 2003 and 2004.
Commenting on Pepsiâ€™s support for the club, Mr. Mazen Al Masri, Marketing Manager, PepsiCo International said: â€œPepsi as a youthful brand is happy to be associated with any endeavour that can empower the Nigerian youth to be the best he can. That is why we have funded the Pepsi Football Academy which has produced some of Nigeriaâ€™s brightest footballers since 1992. We are proud of our achievements in discovering and nurturing young football talents in Nigeria.â€
Enyimba F.C take on Al Hilal of Sudan on Sunday 17 July in Aba in the first Group A match of this yearâ€™s CAF Champions League. Other teams in the group include Coton Sport Garoua of Cameroun and Raja Casablanca of Morocco.