Sophia Omotola Omidiji has reiterated her ambition to play for Nigeria’s Senior Women’s National Team, the Super Falcons.
In 2015, the US-born Nigerian was spotted and called up to the U20 women’s national team set up at the age of 18. But despite being a part of the training camp, she was not given a chance to make her debut in any of the qualifiers ahead of the 2016 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup.
There were still expectations that she could still make the team traveling to Papua New Guinea for the Mundial, but that was not to be. Now, the sensational striker is 20 years old and has her eyes set on the senior team.
Following her move from KAA Gent to S.B.V Excelsior, Omidiji signed up to be managed by Temple Management Company alongside Super Falcons defender, Onome Ebi and she has never felt closer to her dream.
“I always look up to players that have given their all and continue to do so. Onome has won three African Championships, played in four world cup tournaments and still has so much passion for the game, which I know will rub off on me,” Omidiji told busybuddiesng.com.
“I cannot wait to actually play alongside her for the Super Falcons and will regularly be in communication with her. Even off the pitch, I am sure we shall do a lot of CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) related activities together and more,” she added.
In the meantime, the Nigeria Football Federation are yet to announce a new coach for the Super Falcons of Nigeria.
Coach Florence Omagbemi led them to an unprecedented eighth African title in Cameroon last year but her post was declared vacant afterwards.
The qualifiers for the 2018 Women Africa Cup of Nations to be staged in Ghana begins in February 2018.