Newly invited national U-15 player, Lateef Omidiji Jr has expressed his delight after being invited by the team handlers for the upcoming African youth games, saying it will be an honour for him to finally wear the green and white jersey of Nigeria.
The Feyenoord of Holland youth prodigy, who spoke to exclusively after the future Eagles’ training session on Thursday afternoon, further praised the U-15 coaches for helping him adapt quickly to the country’s style of play.
“It’s a great feeling. It’s an honour to be here and I am happy with the prospect of representing my fatherland.
“Honestly, it’s a bit different style from what I’m used to in Holland but Coach Illerika especially helped me settle in perfectly. He’s active and makes sure he displays how he wants us to play so everything was pretty good. I’m happy I was able to show what I can do; hopefully, it will get better in the coming days,” Omidiji Jr said.
Omidiji, who followed in the footsteps of sister Sophia, further admitted that he’s open to the possibility of playing for the U-17 team if given the chance.
“If given the chance with the U-17 team, I will be more than happy and I will show them what I can do. But I am here with the U-15 and I want to focus on doing well,” the young star concluded.
Meanwhile, Omidiji Jr was the cynosure of all eyes in his first training for the U15 as he stood out through his first training session with the team.
The coaches were impressed with how Omidiji’s technique was steps ahead of his teammates with his touches, control and basic knowledge of the game and in his play, top notch.
After training, he got accolades from the fans in attendance.