Nigeria’s Lateef Omidiji joins US Under-14 team

The FC Dordrecht U-14 striker has been called up to the youth squad of the Yanks for the first time

FC Dordrecht forward Lateef Omidiji Jr. has been called up to join the United States of America’s Under-14 side in California.

The 12-year-old who has been at the centre of a tug-of-war between Holland and the United States would be hoping to seal a place in the squad following his exploits Under-14 team of his Netherlands second division side.

Meanwhile, the prodigy has confirmed his desire to represent the American by celebrating his invitation via Instagram.

“Happy to say that I’ll be joining the U.S U14 national team,” Omidiji Jr. wrote.

“Proud to see that hard work pays off. Will give it my all like I always do.”

Omidiji already has a place reserved for him in the Nigeria U15 side based on first hand scouting by coach Danladi Nasidi.

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