More UK Scholarships for Pepsi Academy youngsters

The academy’s first full UK scholarship was granted by St. Bede’s School in Hailsham, England to Tosin Michael, a PFA midfielder in 2007.
After a most successful 2 years at St. Bede’s, Michael is currently undergoing trials in Portugal.
[Michael’s achievements can be seen under an earlier news article titled ‘A football CV to be proud of.’]

St. Bede’s have now confirmed their offer of a further full 2 year scholarship to PFA youngster Larry Egunjobi, one of the academy’s outstanding strikers.

Larry will be flying to the UK, to begin his life-changing opportunity, on Tuesday 15th September where he will be met at London Gatwick by the Pepsi Academy Consultant, Iain Nelson, and taken to St. Bede’s School.

Brooke House College, in Market Harborough, England already have two PFA youngsters on full scholarship.
Eris Okoeguale and Ibrahim Odeyinka are about to start the 2nd year of their UK scholarships.

Joining them this month, for the start of their full 2 year UK scholarships at Brooke House College will be PFA players Adebayo Ajidahun, George Afakpe and Usman Bello.

The PFA Consultant, Iain Nelson, who acts as the UK guardian for the boys while they are on scholarship in England, has expressed his delight at the incredible opportunity afforded to these Pepsi Academy youngsters.

“Certainly their extraordinary good fortune will be an inspiration to every young player at the Pepsi Football Academy.

Only a few years ago, I am sure none of our current scholarship boys would have, in their wildest dreams, ever have imagined where they are now.

It is only through Pepsi and the Pepsi Football Academy that they have this opportunity to ‘Live their Dream.’

All of us at Pepsi, Seven Up, the Academy staff, coaches and Director wish them well.”


September 2009