Published On: Thu, Apr 16th, 2015

NFF to invite US – based to Falconets camp

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From Yakubu Mustapha, Minna.

A US Based Nigerian, Sophia Omotola Omidiji has been invited by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to the U-20 Women’s World Cup and the Women’s African nation’s Cup camp billed in 2016.

The striker/midfielder who is currently playing her professional football at AD, DEEN HAAG women team in Netherlands is expected to hit Nigeria as soon as the camp is open.

Already, NFF was impressed with her track record in the United State women’s football program which prompt the head coach of the U -20 women national team Peter Devdevo to concluded her in his plans.

Known as little Messi because of her small size, standing at 5 feet, Sophia scored over 65 goals last season in league and tournament, with 6 assists at the Las Vegas Spring Cup as her team emerged winner.

Coach Danladi Nasidi who is in charge of developmental youth soccer program that discovered the young prodigy said in Minna, that “I was very impressed with her tenacity, pacy and finishing at Las Vegas that okay him to introduced her to the NFF.

“The head coach of the U-20 women national team has agreed to invite Sophia to camp with other players.

Born 18th June 1997 in Las Vegas Nevada USA to a Nigerian father Lateef Omidiji and an American mother Crystal Omidiji, Sophia played for Sierra Vista High School and Las Vegas Premier Soccer Academy, she has goals record and most assisted as well as US Olympic development team.

The U-20 African nations Cup and World cup is billed at Papua, New Guinea next year while qualification for the tournament will start later this year.


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