Will USA-born Omidiji Play For Nigeria At World Cup? Fifa Thinks So
The governing body of football, Fifa, has written a profile on the Falconets ahead of the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Papua New Guinea.
In the last tournament in Canada, Oklahoma native Courtney Dike became the first player born in the United States to represent the Nigeria U20s, and Fifa has predicted that Las Vegas - born Sophia Omotola Omidiji will follow suit.
“In Papua New Guinea, Netherlands-based striker Sophia Omidiji could become the second US-born player after Courtney Dike, who represented the team in Canada, to play for the side.
“Like Dike’s, Omidiji’s father was born in Nigeria, and it is not unlikely that the two could feature together for the Super Falcons in the not too distant future,” fifa.com said about the FC Eindhoven Women star.
The eighth edition of the Fifa U20s will take place in Papua New Guinea 13 November – 3 December 2016 and Nigeria will face Spain, Japan and Canada in the group stage.