Lagos- Football academies have played a major role in developing games in Nigeria and West Africa as a whole, The Guardian reports.
Academies have helped in grooming up and coming footballers through educational classes and counseling. They have further helped in diminishing the trafficking of youths, who end up on European streets working as cheap labor.
Lagos-based Pepsi Football Academy has over 14 centres in Nigeria, training over 3,000 students, of which Chelsea’s midfielder John Obi Mikel is one of the academy's stars.
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