Pepsi Football Academy of Lagos got their 2016 Copa Lagos beach soccer campaign underway in a flying start with a shock 6-5 win over favourites, Enyimba of Aba.
The Pepsi Academy showed no respect to their more established opponents as they took the game to the NPFL side.
Cheered by the huge crowd, the youngsters dominated each of the three quarters of the game with briliance, forcing the People’s Elephant into playing catchup game.
With scores at 4-4 after the second quarter, Pepsi Academy grabbed the eventual winner six minutes before regulation time and closed shop.
Enyimba were throwing everything into the final minutes of the game to draw level but that was not to be.