|A Noble Football Pedigree|
At the just concluded 2007 Pepsi U-18 International Tournament held at the MKO Abiola Stadium, Abeokuta, one of the many outstanding players was Noble Anasoh.
In the competition that brought together youth academies from Ghana, Togo, Cote d'Ivoire and the Republic of Benin, Noble Chidi Anasoh, a student of the Pepsi Football Academy Jos played a pivotal role in his team getting to the final and eventually winning the trophy. Noble's pattern of play was likened by spectators to the bullish, free-scoring style of Rashidi Yekini in his hay days.
We would, however, have been denied of Noble's football skills had his father had his way. Noble joined the Pepsi Football Academy as a youngster, only to be stopped from attending by his father who doubtless did not want his son to 'waste' his life playing football. Those close to his father, however, eventually persuaded him to change his mind and Noble re-registered as a student.
Since then, not only did Noble star in the U-18 Tournament he has also, through the Pepsi Football Academy, won N600,000 as the winner of the first football TV reality show "The Pepsi World Challenge" and been to the "Theatre of Dreams"
Said Noble "The day I stepped onto the grounds of Manchester United at Old Trafford was the happiest day of my life. There were over 70,000 spectators there at the match between Man U and Liverpool and there I was, at half time during this match, on the pitch and being introduced to the crowd as I was presented the trophy."September 2007