Holland based Sophia Omidiji Signs With Temple Management, eyes Super Falcons

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Koye Sowemimo, Head of Sports, TMC, made this known in a press statement on Friday in Lagos.

Sowemimo added that the signing of talented athletes was in line with the core value of the organisation to identify and nurture talents

“We are delighted to have Sophia on board.

“She is a player of exceptional ability and we look forward to managing her on-and-off the pitch.

“Last year, she missed out on the FIFA U20s World Cup in spite of being one of the best performers in the build-up.

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“But now, she’s totally focused on proving herself worthy of a call up to the Super Falcons, by performing for her current club, Excelsior in Holland,” he said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 20-year-old Omijidi was born in Las Vegas (U.S.) and adopted as an infant by a Nigerian father who hails from Abeokuta, Ogun.

Omijidi who was recently called up for the Nigerian U-20 (2016), currently plies her trade with the female team of Eredivisie, S.B.V. Excelsior FC of Holland.

In spite of her U.S. citizenship, the footballer had resisted offers to play for the U.S. but opted to play for Nigeria.

She has set her sights on cementing her place with the Super Falcons through her performance with her club.

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The Holland-Based Nigerian has excelled as an American high school soccer darling before joining Dutch side, PSV/FC Eindhoven where she scored  18 goals in 20 games.

She has played 20 matches for KAA Gent, notching an amazing 15 goals in all competitions.

NAN reports that this explains her recent call-up by the Super Falconets.

On her plans with her new management, the gifted footballer expressed her excitement to be represented by tested professionals who have experiences with other popular soccer players.

She said, “I am pleased to be managed by a reputable organisation like Temple Management Company whom I have heard so much positive things about.

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“What impressed me most after speaking to the head of sports, Koye Sowemimo, was the value Temple placed on the welfare of their clients and making you feel like family.

“Together, I hope I can realise my Nigerian dream to inspire young Nigerians and those in the Diaspora like me to add value to their fatherland,” she said.

NAN reports that the TMC is a full-service creative talent and event management company incorporated in Nigeria and operating in the Entertainment, Sports, Media and Art sectors.

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