Dropped U17 Trainee Omidiji Will Shun Invitation To Play For Nigeria In The Future After Failing To Make U17 AFCON Squad


Fresh from his failure to make the U17 team of Nigeria for the upcoming Africa U17 Cup of Nations in Tanzania, 15 year old Lateef Omidiji Junior says he is done with his ambition of wanting to play for Nigeria.


Eligible to play for Nigeria, USA and the Netherlands, Omidiji who was part of the U15 team of Nigeria to the Africa Youth Games in Algeria last year where they finished second behind Morocco, he was hoping to make the U17 team for the Africa Cup of Nations.

He trained with the team for one month but wasn’t selected in the final list of players for the tournament which was made public few days ago by the Nigeria Football Federation ( NFF) as submitted by coach Manu Garba.

Omidiji responded to his axing by deleting all posts on his social media handle linking him with Nigeria before confirming he has moved on with his international career and will focus on representing either the United States of America or the Netherlands.

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His frustrations is mainly base on the manner which he was dropped according to his comment as he believed he did enough to merit a spot in the team for the Africa U17 Cup of Nations.

Osas Mahawi