Pepsi Football Academy In Nigeria: How To Join Easily (2023)

Are you planning on joining Pepsi football academy in Nigeria? then read this article. We have provided the steps to take in other to register in a top Nigerian football academy along with the general requirements and have also listed popular football academies in the country.


First of all, just know that a football academy is not a football club, it is a school for learning, grooming and developing football skills. Here, emphasis is not on winning trophies and brand building – even though you can get noticed from here.

The success of these academies cannot be overemphasized. Many popular players that have played for the Nigerian team at some points are graduates from Pepsi football academy.

To mention a few, football stars like John Mikel Obi, Peter Osaze Odemwingie, Onyekachi Apam, Elderson Echiejile, Solomon Okoronkwo and Isaac Promise. Looking at these breed of players, you know joining an academy to learn how to play professional football is not a waste of time.

Aside learning how to play football, these academies also teaches you some ethics and values that will help you throughout your career. Accepted, not all their graduates eventually get recognized by big clubs – this happen in almost all courses of studies.

So, it’s no excuse. I know, without going to any top Nigerian football academy in the country, you can get recognized. However, it is a lot easier through an academy.


Just like any serious school, you need to meet their requirements before joining their academy. Age is one of the important requirement. Each academy has its own requirements as it concerns the age of it students. Taking the Pepsi Football Academy for example, the Pepsi Football Academy is open to boys and girls between the ages of 5 to 16 years.

Aside age, there’s also the need to meet the test of coaches as the coaches will assess applicants on skills like balance and speed. You need to be good to stand a chance especially in academies having plenty applicants. Also, a requirement is one you already know – fitness! You need to be fit to be enrolled in any Nigerian football academy.

How To Register In Pepsi Football Academy As A Student

The steps to register in the Pepsi academy include:

  • Filling Application Form

To register in a football academy just like any other school, you need to fill an application form. The application form for some academies can be downloaded online from their website. For others, you need to visit the academy in person to obtain the application form.

After the completion of the application form you are expected to return the form. It is also important to note that depending on the academy, you are going to be paying for the application form.

  • Assessment

Upon submission of the completed form, you are assessed by the coaches to see if you have what it takes to survive in the academy. In some academy, just like the Pepsi Football Academy, you are even assessed before giving the chance to obtain a form.

  • Invitation

If you are deemed eligible, you are invited. When coming, you are expected to come in the company of your parent, guardian or an older member of the family can also stand for you. For the registration, you are expected to pay some fees. The payment method is specified by the academy. the following documents are required.

  • Photocopy of birth certificate
  • 3 recent passport photographs of applicant
  • 1 recent passport photograph of parent/guardian
  • Photocopies of applicant’s school results
  • For applicants that have completed secondary school, they are to submit a photocopy of their SSCE.
  • Medical report certificate.

Like I stated earlier, each football academy has its own way of doing things. So, you will notice some differences when you approach any of the academy.

Below is a list of the popular Nigerian football academies in the country. Approach the one that is close to you or catches your fancy and proceed from there.

List Of Popular Football Academies In Nigeria

  1. Pepsi Football Academy.
  2. Barcelona Football Academy.
  3. Chelsea Football Academy.
  4. Nigeria Football Academy.
  5. Papilo Football Academy.
  6. Free Football Academy.
  7. Midas Football Academy.
  8. Milo Football Academy.
  9. Real-Madrid Football Academy.
  10. Kwara Football Academy.
  11. Siaone Soccer Academy.

Update: How To Join Pepsi Football Academy In Nigeria 2023

Pepsi Football Academy in Nigeria was founded in 1992 but began full operation in 1994 in recruiting young talented footballers who would become stars in the foreseeable future.

As of today, over 2500 students are registered within the Pepsi academy and this has helped sports in the country improve. With over 13 training centres and well trained coaches round in the country, the future of football in Nigeria is bright. Also note that the training centres are open for training on Saturday mornings. Weekdays training is at the discretion of the head coach at the centre.

Application into the academy is for boys and girls alike but must be 5 to 16 years of age before you are considered. Here is how to join Pepsi Football Academy easily.

  • Applicants must first go to the verified academy’s training centre and must identify with the coaches. We listed the training centres below.
  • An assessment is taken by the coaches based on the applicant’s football skills, speed, technical ability, physical fitness, etc.
  • Once the coach verifies the individual and he or she proves himself or herself worthy, the Application and Registration form for the Pepsi Football Academy is given to such candidate to fill.
  • Those who are eligible must come to the training pitch with their parents or guardian during the registration process.
  • There are some important documents to submit alongside the application form. These documents include: Both original and photocopy of birth certificate, photocopies of school results, passport of applicant, parent or guardian and medical report.
  • After application form is collected, you proceed to make payments at the designated bank for enrolling into the academy.

Registration fees to Enroll

While all applicants are advised to make payment at the bank, the following are the registration fee for enrollment in the academy.

Registration fee for 5 to 14 years of age

The total fee package is N6,000 only, but we have broken it down for you to know.

  • Registration fee: N1,000
  • Quarterly fees: N2,000
  • Training uniform: N2,000
  • Identity card: N500
  • Training bag: N500

Registration fee for applicants 15 years and above

The total package here is N12,000 only for those who are 15 years and above. We have also broken down the fees below:

  • Registration fee: N3,000
  • Quarterly fees: N3,000
  • Training uniform: N3,000
  • Identity card: N500
  • Training bag: N500
  • Maintenance fee: N2,000

Addresses of Pepsi Football Academy Training Centres in Nigeria

1. Lagos Training Centre Address

Cocoa Industries Field, Off Akilo Road, Ogba. Phone numbers to call are 08023108335, 08032451880 and 08023543676.

2. Orile-Imo Training Centre Address

The Football College Km 4, Sagamu/Abeokuta Expressway. Phone numbers to call are 08023108335 and 08032451880.

3. Sagamu Training Centre Address

AUD Primary School, Opposite Awolowo Market Makun. Phone number to call is 08034092523.

4. Ibadan Training Centre Address

Olubadan Stadium Iyaganku. Their phone number to call is 08034657553.

5. Ilorin Training Centre Address

Kwara State Stadium Complex. The phone number to call is 08032083789.

6. Aba Training Centre Address

Enyimba Int’l FC Stadium is the address for those who want to contact the academy in Abia state. The phone number to call is 08035451812.

7. Enugu Training Centre Address

Rangers Stadium Nkpokiti Street, Independence Layout. The phone number is 08037127050.

8. Owerri Training Centre Address

Dan Anyiam Stadium Imo State Sports Council. The phone number  to call is 08034347538.

9. Benin Training Centre Address

Western Boys High School Ikpoba Hill is the address to visit for those staying in Benin, Edo state. Call this phone number to contact them- 08038183097.

10. Abuja Training Centre Address

Government Senior Secondary School Tundunwada Zone Four. Phone number to call is 08023266411.

11. Kaduna Training Centre Address

Murtala Mohammed Square Independence Way, Opposite the Hamdala Hotel. Phone number to call is 08025940317.

12. Jos Training Centre Address

Methodist Primary School. Phone number to call is 07093144959.

13. Kano Training Centre Address

Rumfa College, Along Buk Road, PMB 3079 is the address for those living in Kano state. Phone number to call is 08036511010.


Please be aware that the Pepsi Football Academy will not provide accommodation or academic education for applicants. If you want to combine both education and football training, please apply via the Football College, Orile-Imo.

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Chizoba Ikenwa

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Add a Comment
  1. Nwaobodo Amaechi Goodwin

    Comment:I want to join the team

    1. I want join to this academy please sir help about my dream i want cee my dream come true to be a propetional depender in nigeria am playing number 6 or 3 i want be first 11 in nigerian scored i swear to god am playing berry hard l dont have any ambition better football

      1. How many months or years do you spend in the academy to become a graduate

        1. Is it possible to travel to UK through Pepsi football academy within one month….?. To make a dream come true

  2. Adekunle Abdulmumin

    i would like to join a team but i am having troubles findind a registration form for any football team

  3. Comment:Can i join when am 18 of age

  4. i wants to join the team

    1. Pls I want to join htt football but hw can I register

  5. Comment:what about accommodation

  6. I need Orile-Imo Phone Number, Thx

  7. Adeyemo Rasheed aremu aboolore yinkintin

    I want to join Pepsi football academy

  8. Commet:I want to join your team

  9. Comment:can I joined am 23 yrs of age

  10. I want to join the team

    1. Zakariya Abubakar

      Please ineed your help because I don’t have any any thing to do than football please ineed your helping God help me and any one who wants to go for football

  11. Comment:I want to join pls

  12. Please how can I join

    1. Kindly follow the steps as stated in the article

  13. Comment:Please I’m 15 years can i join ?

    1. Ewaen osayomwanbor

      I want to join please I really need it I am 18 years old this year

  14. My real name is Ismail sani and am really very interested in football and am pry for Almighty Allah to allowed me for bean a world best player cox is my dream and am from katsina state and I am 16 by age am left shooter that is why am plyng no 7 I went join u durable adorable affordable academy if God permit u what am I do
    Am really in need of your assist for proving my skill and other even if am not selected as ur academy member thank u and am wishing u all d best of Almighty Allah and wish my cllg ply to be better then how they are now than
    k u

  15. I really would love to join

  16. I would love to become the best professional football player I pray that God will permit me I really need you people assistance to prove myself in eyes of the world thank you my name is Samuel precious I’m from ogun state abeokuta Nigeria

  17. Huusein Abdulazeez

    I too really want to join ur academy pls am really av intereste in this football even its my dream pls i know u have the power and Allah will let everything good

  18. Am I going to buy boot myself or the academy will give me???

      1. Have been playing since I was little but have never been to an academy before I think joining this one will be a dream come true as this will be one of the road to my success in football career

  19. Can I join when I am 20 years of age

  20. Ismail Ezekiel Opeyemi

    My name is Ismail Ezekiel……I really like to be playing ball but since when I left school I find it difficult to be playing ball …not that i learn how to play ball is God talant I use to play both 11 and 7 because I’m using both legs …i will try and make all my effort if possible for me to join you and you will never regret about me …bcs I will use all my effort to make you proud of me …may God almighty lead me to the right way …

  21. Please i want to join your team I an age 16.I love football and know up to 60 Footballers name off head and love messi with passion.He is the only player to make a word in the dictionary called Immesionante.Identifying the greatest footballers of all time.But my parents hate football and I want to be a footballer

    1. If football is your passion, do not give up because its fun and lucrative. Your parents might not understand now but later when its starts yielding results financially, they will

      1. Thank you very much

  22. Abdulrasheed ayomide lawal

    Pls can I join the Pepsi academy at 19 years

  23. Adebayo oluwatishe

    Can I join a academy and still attend my University at the same time

        1. My name is iheanacho Destiny I am 15years old I have played football at so many places in my area.. people there usually tell me I belong at old is my dream to become a footballer..ever since I found Pepsi I’ve had sleepless nights browsing all about this mum aprooves of it but my dad says he will never support my becoming a footballer I only have my mum..
          Please m interested in joining abuja training center tudunwada zone four am a pure talent looking for who will build me more and send me to a pro club. BY HIS GRACE UR ENTIRE ACADEMY WILL BE PROUD OF ME..please I want to prove to my mum she is not going to regret question is if coming apart from requirements listed above..what else should I my boots and jersey? And how many training days in a week..
          Thank u sir will be awaiting ur reply

  24. I want to play for your

  25. Comment:please i want to join your team, am 16 yrs and am using both foot and am playing no 10, please help me,livin in ogun state(ifo). Thank you

  26. Akinteye moyinoluwa

    Where do I get the form to join this Academy

  27. can my son of 7years join the team is it boarding school we are in Ibadan

    1. Its not a boarding school. It depends

  28. Nwafor Chinonso Emmanuel

    How can I join the team sir please I need join you people sir I need your help God bless you sir

    1. By following the instructions in the article

  29. I want to join i am from kwara, pls how can i contact the pepsi academy in kwara state

  30. Please after the registration, are you going for trials or direct entry into the academy

    1. Honestly I can’t say but it seems its trails

  31. I really want to be in a football academy, I really want to.because that is my career

  32. How can I join the football academy.. Pls if there is… Pls let me know.. What I need to do and how can I get the foam

    1. Good evening,

      My name Is Olufemi Divine

      I am 13years old a student of Federal Government college odogbolu in Ogun state

      My passion is to be a football.
      How can get the form online

      1. Contact the number as seen on the post as regards your state

  33. Is it like a boarding school

  34. Hello am interest in joining these football academy.Please how can I get this form

    1. Call any of the numbers shown in the post

  35. 1st question;Please do all graduates get a pro contract?,
    Either big team or small team
    2nd question:how many years will a student use before graduating

    1. All this questions can only be answered by the academy

    2. Total money to pay is how much

  36. How will I be attending the Academy if my house is not in the same town as the Academy

  37. I want to like seriously join. Because I have been in search of an acidmic for a very long time

  38. Hi please where can u fill the form and from lagos ikorodu Thanks.

  39. my son is 13 years and he won best goalkeeper in his first football tournament he played in

    1. Wow if he have won an award he most be talented

  40. my son 13 years old and have won best goalkeeper in his first football tournament i have a question do your academy have goalkeeper equipment such as goalkeeper jersey

  41. Please can I join the academy when I 18 years old, but the only thing is that my parents don’t want me to become a professional footballer.

    1. Yes but you would need your parents approval

  42. is it after senior secondary school

  43. Is it everyday they hold training because am a university student and will be chanced only from Thursday to Saturday.

  44. i really wanna join but I need a good football academy that provides academic education and accommodation pls where can I find that in Lagos
    like, I need the academy to be a very good one and also provides academic education and accommodation
    p.s. I am 13 yrs old and I need a football academy thanks!

  45. when do u have ur training
    can I join this academy and still attend my school in Ikorodu??

  46. Comment: I’m 16, how can I join a football academy, I stay at anambra

  47. I want to join Pepsi academy.

  48. Please help me to be footballer

  49. Please can I join Pepsi academic,a m 17 and am. Preparing to enter a university,cann I come from university to training

  50. While I see chances to play in europe

  51. Please I’m fifteen years old can I join

  52. Good one I with like to join am a good player I play very well

  53. I do not no where it is

  54. Ikechukwu ikenna marvelous

    Please help me I want to become a great football by God grace I will be better than Messi and Ronaldo I want to make my family surprised and be proud of me because no one believes in me I play number 5

  55. I want to join football academy

  56. My son is 4 years , can he join?

  57. Please please please I want to join your academy please help

    1. Do they have football academy in benue state nigeria?

  58. Am 18 can I join the Academy , I play DMF and WFS

  59. My name is dammy please I want to join the academy

  60. Do they have football academy in benue state nigeria?

  61. How can I convinced my parents
    Coz football is my dream,my talent
    Help out plss

  62. Neymar jr John Paul Timothy

    My everyday dream is to play football. Im
    really interested in joining the Academy

  63. Are they scout from europ who come to watch and pick players

  64. Please how much is the normal fees not kit and registration form just how much

  65. Pinheiro Temiloluwa

    I wamt to join but my location is far from the places listed. I am good at midfielding, I use my right leg,am a boys I will be happy if I can join it my dream and talent, if I can join I will make Nigerian proud

  66. Oyekunle Muheeb-deen

    Pls, I want to join ,plssssssssss

  67. My name is Francis
    And I have dreams for football
    And I am 15 years old
    But my nearest football centre is Enugu
    But my parents won’t allow me to participate in football academy
    But that is my dreams

  68. Attah David Adeboye

    Am 12 i like to join

  69. i am 16 years old
    and i have passion for football i would love to play for my country and make my country proud
    i would be glad if you people can help me and put me in the football academy

  70. I am 13 years old and i have passion for football and i would like to join you guys

  71. Muhammad alh Muhammad

    I live in a small town and I am among the young best players in the town.I an Always dreaming to be a footballer.When I visit this website I start feeling that my dream is going to be true.Please if u read my comment I need help.

  72. I’m a girl, can I join the team?

  73. I want to join the academy help me sir

  74. I want to join please help me.
    Is the academy boarding

  75. I want to join please help me.
    Is the academy boarding and the number Enugu number I called is switched off

  76. Can I join when I am true with secondary School

  77. sir I want to join the club please

  78. Can I join when I am 25 years of age?

  79. Plz how do we fill the form???

  80. I’m not good in football game and I don’t even know anything about it also I don’t know how to play football.
    But right now I have interest in football and I don’t even have the experience of it, please how can I get into the academy? So that I will be trained on how to play. I’m just nineteen (19) years of age, please help me.

  81. Hello how can I fill the form pls , I really want to go for my dream pls

  82. Hello pls I really want to joint a football academy, becoming a pro footballer is my dream and I really want to stir it up pls

  83. Pls can you explain very well on how to join.
    I really want to join this academy.

  84. Is it late already.

  85. I am 15, can I join

  86. I want to join but I need my father approval first, but I really want to be come a football . Hw much is the totall money u have to pay

  87. Am frank I want to join but am 20 age can I still join

  88. How about a boy that is17 years already,is he too old to register into Pepsi Football Academy?

  89. My is William Enokela I leave at agege Lagos but I’m from benue state I really want to be a professional footballer that’s my dream I so much love football I can play number 9 and 7 I have a football height pls sir l need ur help I want to join the accedemic

  90. Ikenna Daniel nwaigbo

    Pls am 14 years am a good player I want to join Pepsi club

  91. Pls sir/ma how can I join the Pepsi football academy

  92. EGA Benedict chuka

    Please my name is EGA chuka and I want to become a professional football that players in England please can Pepsi help me am 19 years from Enugu. Please I want to show the world and everyone what am capable of. Thank

  93. ebere Obinna michael

    I am an 11 year old boy who loves playing soccer

  94. Can i join the academy and also be working

  95. I am 18 can I still join Pepsi academy

      1. My name is iheanacho destiny
        I am 15 years old
        I have interest in makingbthis academy proud and hoping my talent will bebgiven a well defined shape hear sir..
        I want to simply know if coming if I should come with any other thing apart from the requirements boot

  96. Am always ready for football its more than more to me u don’t know what it means to me when i see my self on the pitch am good at defense atack and too as a goal keeper am don’t have any problem at defense but am still coming as a short stoper and a striker and am ready to face any thing when it comes to football my parents wouldn’t give me support but two of my brothers will so am coming soon prepare for it

  97. I really want to join this academy

    I played as a left winger

  98. gideon asuquo esin

    way am staying is very far from Lagos so how can i meet up

  99. Are registrations still ongoing? i want to register.

  100. Edun Al ameen Ademola

    Please I would like to join this team please I love to play football but my parent don’t have money to enroll me😞😭so I need your help. From ogun state.🙏please I need your help

  101. Eze Anthony Akachukwu

    Good day sir , please I really want to join this Academy , becoming a professional football is my greatest dreams.may God see us through Amen ,we are the future pro

  102. Ifediora uchenna paul

    I am 24 yrs can I still join the academy

  103. Hi am Faisal umar dabo by name am interested in the team an if no problem can I be ur members an am16years old

  104. Good day, I am Gerald, I stays in mowe, Ogun state and I want to register my two boys age 5 and 8 respectively but all the numbers had been calling on the site have not been going through…. Pls how do I reach the admin.

    1. The best method is to go to the national stadium and enroll them there. The numbers aren’t going through as you said and many have complained

  105. My name is Emmanuel Vincent I will like to join your team I am 16

  106. Good day my nema si ezekiel onu I will like to apply four the football academy pls can I have your number and I am 17 yeas old

  107. Comment: I really want to be one of the nigeria players to defend our country, actually i love my country and i don’t want to see my country to be losers, please and please i need your asist to join one of the nigeria academy football to fulfill my dream, am 18 years old looking for 19 now.

  108. Pls am at Lagos is it like a boarding school

  109. It’s great so am interested

  110. I am 18 year now can I join

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