Netherlands-based striker, Sophia Omotola Omidiji has been invited to the Super Falcons for the upcoming friendly against France this Friday
The eight–time African champions will be up against their French counterparts at the Stade MMArena in the city of Le Mans, France on Friday, 6th April 2018 and Sophia Omidiji has received a late call up to join the squad
Sophia Omotola Omidiji (born June 18, 1997) is a Nigerian-American football player. She currently plays for the Nigerian U-20 Women National team and is signed to Dutch Division I Club S.B.V. Excelsior after completing a switch from KAA Gent in Belgium in June 2017.
Sophia Omidiji was raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, to a Nigerian father and an American mother. She began playing football at the age of five. Omidiji played high school football for Sierra Vista High School where she is the all-time leading goal scorer with 98 goals in four seasons including scoring 38 goals in her final season. She played at the school including the school’s first ever regional/State/NIAA Southern Nevada final. She also played club soccer with Las Vegas Premier Sports Academy for coach Eyal Dahan.
She was adopted by her parents, Lateef Omidiji a Nigerian living in the USA and his wife crystal after her birth. Omidiji has 3 younger brother’s named Lateef Omidiji Jr. who is 13 and plays for the 2016-2017 current Dutch champions of the Netherlands: Feyenoord O15’s, Rasheed Omidiji who is 9 and plays for FC Den Bosch’s O10’s selection team, and Amir Omidiji who is 6 and plays for V.V Baronie’s JY7’s. Omidiji’s father Lateef Omidiji was born and raised in Lagos but is an indigence of Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria while her grandfather Bili is also an indigence of Abeokuta, Ogun State but was born and raised in Iju Ota in Ado/Ota Local Government Area. Her middle name “Omotola” is a yoruba name meaning a child is as worthy as wealth. wikipedia