Leading beverage brand, Pepsi has reaffirmed its commitment to the development of football in Nigeria. Managing Director Seven Up Bottling Company Plc, Mr. Sunil Sawhney disclosed this during the COPA Lagos 2015, at the weekend said whether on grass or sand, Pepsi will continue to support the growth and development of football in Nigeria.
Speaking further, Mr. Sawhney described COPA Lagos as one of the biggest beach soccer tournaments in the world. He said Pepsi as a global brand with passion for football development is proud to be associated with the competition for the past five years.
According to him, “through the Pepsi Football Academy, lots of talented young Nigerians have been discovered and nurtured to become world football stars in the past 23 years, including John Obi Mike, Osaze Odemwingie, Elderson Echejile, Onyekachi Apam, among others. Besides, 15 Pepsi Academy youngsters have benefited from a two-year Pepsi scholarship to play football and study at some of UK’s best high schools.