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Lateef Omidiji Jr Dropped From AFCON Squad, He Reacts by ChangeIsCostant: 1:46pm On Apr 14, 2019
Multiple reports have it that Feyenoord teen sensation, Lateef Omidiji Jr who plays in Netherlands, might not be interested in playing for Nigeria again after previously switching allegiance from the United States.

This was after he was dropped from the Golden Eaglets list for African Cup of Nations AFCON U-17 to be held in Tanzania. The 15-year-old wonder kid deleted all pictures associating him with the Green and White National colours of Nigeria on Twitter and wrote; "move on wit international football...

According to reports, the family of the US born player believed that he has done enough to be included in the final list of 21 players for the tournament and suspected his exclusion was beyond football reasons.

Lateef is still eligible to play for USA and the Netherlands which he’s said to be really considering.

Lateef Omidiji Jr has made history as the first youngster to be called up to the Nigerian U-17 national team at age 15. Omidiji Jr has been in the news and in the eye of many top scouts because of his footballing brightness alongside his crude ability to score goals.

Watch video of the youngster below.

See more; https://www.nationalhelm.co/2019/04/lateef-omidiji-jr-reacts-after-being-dropped-out-afcon-u17-team.html

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Re: Lateef Omidiji Jr Dropped From AFCON Squad, He Reacts by JasonScoolari: 1:47pm On Apr 14, 2019
Dear Lateef,

You're not the only wonder kid in the nest, there are so many other MORE talented player than you who didn't got the coach call up but are still rooting and supporting the Golden Eaglets.

So many half caste players like Gabriel Agbonlahor, Angelo Ogbonna and Ola John are still regretting their rash decision. Don't be like them, kindly wait for your time, you might just be our own Kylian Mbappe. (You even resemble Mbappe sef)

Goodluck to the Golden Eaglets today.

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Re: Lateef Omidiji Jr Dropped From AFCON Squad, He Reacts by Earthquake2: 1:50pm On Apr 14, 2019
Who cares

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Re: Lateef Omidiji Jr Dropped From AFCON Squad, He Reacts by SageMK: 1:52pm On Apr 14, 2019
The 15-year-old wonder kid deleted all pictures associating him with the Green and White National colours of Nigeria on Twitter.

But a simple DNA ancestry test will still show 99.9% affiliation with Nigeria. Dude should pack one side abeg.

[img]https://media1./images/e0b5f75413b75427a01134ce18374488/tenor.gif?itemid=5135974[/img]

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Re: Lateef Omidiji Jr Dropped From AFCON Squad, He Reacts by dkronicle(m): 1:54pm On Apr 14, 2019
If that pikin parent get sense like aj mama. Them go ship the boy go holland. Naija no need am atall

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Re: Lateef Omidiji Jr Dropped From AFCON Squad, He Reacts by onward4life(m): 1:55pm On Apr 14, 2019
Nigg welcome to 4hawk Town

Nothing close to up Town.

grin cool wink

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Re: Lateef Omidiji Jr Dropped From AFCON Squad, He Reacts by Nobody: 2:13pm On Apr 14, 2019
JasonScoolari:
Dear Lateef,

You're not the only wonder kid in the nest, there are so many other MORE talented player than you who didn't got the coach call up but are still rooting and supporting the Golden Eaglets.

So many half caste players like Gabriel Agbonlahor, Angelo Ogbonna and Ola John are still regretting their rash decision. Don't be like them, kindly wait for your time, you might just be our own Kylian Mbappe. (You even resemble Mbappe sef)

Goodluck to the Golden Eaglets today.

Lateef was treated poorly by the U15 Coach at the last Afcon.
I believe that demoralized the young lad psychologically at the U17 camp.

Dude didn't give his best and he was dropped.
Manu Garba for me is the only Nigerian coach that I know whom to a large extent is fair and transparent. The young lad should be patient and keep working his socks off,he may still have a chance of making the U17 squad for the World cup.

For the records, he still has Nigerian flag on his profile. He comes from a family blessed with immensed football talent. Even his elder sister deserves a look in by Super Falcon Coach,Dennerby.

Dude had a bad experience with the Cadet Coaches at the U15's.So he is not too blame if he reacts the way he did.

He should wait patiently for his time.
Who knows he may be our own Pele.

The kid is just bitter,he will get over it.
He needs our support and love.

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Re: Lateef Omidiji Jr Dropped From AFCON Squad, He Reacts by JasonScoolari: 2:21pm On Apr 14, 2019
Daninya111:


Lateef and Divine Nwachukwu were treated poorly by the U15 Coach at the last Afcon.
I believe that demoralized the young lad psychologically at the U17 camp.

Dude didn't give his best and he was dropped.
Manu Garba for me is the only Nigerian coach that I know whom to a large extent is fair and transparent. The young lad should be patient and keep working his socks off,he may still have a chance of making the U17 squad.

For the records, he still has Nigerian flag on his profile. He comes from a family blessed with immensed football talent. Even his elder sister deserves a look in by Super Falcon Coach,Dennerby.

Dude had a bad experience with the Cadet Coaches at the U15's.So he is not too blame if he reacts the way he did.

He should wait patiently for his time.
Yeah, you're correct, but I feel the young lad is walking into the part of self destruction if not advised properly now.... Patient still remains the keyword.

The sister, Sophia is my very good friend on Twitter and also talented. I dey eye the girl sha. grin

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Re: Lateef Omidiji Jr Dropped From AFCON Squad, He Reacts by Nobody: 2:36pm On Apr 14, 2019
JasonScoolari:
Yeah, you're correct, but I feel the young lad is walking into the part of self destruction if not advised properly now.... Patient still remains the keyword.

The sister, Sophia is my very good friend on Twitter and also talented. I dey eye the girl sha. grin

He needs to calm down.

Sophia is a bundle of skills with superb finishing but its a pity previous female coaches of Nigeria consider her fragile. The present coach don't even rate her at all.

So you see my friend, this is where the animosity is stemming from. His elder sister was treated poorly so was he.
What will make his younger siblings consider playing for Nigeria?.

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Re: Lateef Omidiji Jr Dropped From AFCON Squad, He Reacts by anslemarinze52(m): 4:34pm On Apr 14, 2019
JasonScoolari:
Dear Lateef,

You're not the only wonder kid in the nest, there are so many other MORE talented player than you who didn't got the coach call up but are still rooting and supporting the Golden Eaglets.

So many half caste players like Gabriel Agbonlahor, Angelo Ogbonna and Ola John are still regretting their rash decision. Don't be like them, kindly wait for your time, you might just be our own Kylian Mbappe. (You even resemble Mbappe sef)

Goodluck to the Golden Eaglets today.
(You even resemble Mbappe sef)......lol
Re: Lateef Omidiji Jr Dropped From AFCON Squad, He Reacts by ainas247: 6:21pm On Apr 14, 2019
grin either they call you or not as far as its AFCON U-17
Nigeria is reaching the final and probably win the cup

Do you want people to start seeing your business?
Let Rank it to Google first page, chat up now

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Re: Lateef Omidiji Jr Dropped From AFCON Squad, He Reacts by kiiingemmy(m): 6:24pm On Apr 14, 2019
Manlikeboss
Re: Lateef Omidiji Jr Dropped From AFCON Squad, He Reacts by ofiko123(m): 6:25pm On Apr 14, 2019
He is still young..in Nigeria when you are 15 you are not eligible to play for the U-17..you have to be 19 years upward..

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Re: Lateef Omidiji Jr Dropped From AFCON Squad, He Reacts by naijapips04: 6:25pm On Apr 14, 2019
JasonScoolari:
Dear Lateef,

You're not the only wonder kid in the nest, there are so many other MORE talented player than you who didn't got the coach call up but are still rooting and supporting the Golden Eaglets.

So many half caste players like Gabriel Agbonlahor, Angelo Ogbonna and Ola John are still regretting their rash decision. Don't be like them, kindly wait for your time, you might just be our own Kylian Mbappe. (You even resemble Mbappe sef)

Goodluck to the Golden Eaglets today.


Trash. How do you know that they are regretting their decisions?

Besides, not playing for Nigeria doesn't mean he wouldn't support the Golden Eaglet. The young chap should do what sits right with him.

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Re: Lateef Omidiji Jr Dropped From AFCON Squad, He Reacts by somehow: 6:26pm On Apr 14, 2019
He didn't settle
Re: Lateef Omidiji Jr Dropped From AFCON Squad, He Reacts by BornnAgainChild(f): 6:26pm On Apr 14, 2019
Na im sabi
Re: Lateef Omidiji Jr Dropped From AFCON Squad, He Reacts by Btruth: 6:28pm On Apr 14, 2019
patience is the key. He needs a good councillor.
Re: Lateef Omidiji Jr Dropped From AFCON Squad, He Reacts by Emilokoiyawon: 6:32pm On Apr 14, 2019
shocked Hope they did not give his spot to some over-age player shocked

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Re: Lateef Omidiji Jr Dropped From AFCON Squad, He Reacts by COOL10(m): 6:33pm On Apr 14, 2019
Very good footballer
Re: Lateef Omidiji Jr Dropped From AFCON Squad, He Reacts by TheAngry1: 6:34pm On Apr 14, 2019
ok
Re: Lateef Omidiji Jr Dropped From AFCON Squad, He Reacts by RZArecta2(m): 6:36pm On Apr 14, 2019
How won’t he be dropped when it’s his fathers age mates playing under 17 for Nigeria ?

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Re: Lateef Omidiji Jr Dropped From AFCON Squad, He Reacts by femi4: 6:37pm On Apr 14, 2019
naijapips04:
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Trash. How do you know that they are regretting their decisions?

Besides, not playing for Nigeria doesn't mean he wouldn't support the Golden Eaglet. The young chap should do what sits right with him.
They never had the opportunity of playing at the World cup. If you are still in doubt, ask Shola Ameobi why he decided to wear the green white green shirt at the twilight of his career

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Re: Lateef Omidiji Jr Dropped From AFCON Squad, He Reacts by castrokins(m): 6:41pm On Apr 14, 2019
He Should Have Been A Lil More Patient
Re: Lateef Omidiji Jr Dropped From AFCON Squad, He Reacts by onadana: 6:42pm On Apr 14, 2019
Daninya111:


Lateef was treated poorly by the U15 Coach at the last Afcon.
I believe that demoralized the young lad psychologically at the U17 camp.

Dude didn't give his best and he was dropped.
Manu Garba for me is the only Nigerian coach that I know whom to a large extent is fair and transparent. The young lad should be patient and keep working his socks off,he may still have a chance of making the U17 squad for the World cup.

For the records, he still has Nigerian flag on his profile. He comes from a family blessed with immensed football talent. Even his elder sister deserves a look in by Super Falcon Coach,Dennerby.

Dude had a bad experience with the Cadet Coaches at the U15's.So he is not too blame if he reacts the way he did.

He should wait patiently for his time.
Who knows he may be our own Pele.

The kid is just bitter,he will get over it.
He needs our support and love.

Manu Garba is fair who told you that?What happens in the age grade national teams is mind boggling.Latif never really stood a chance,if the truth must be told.They came with oyinbo mentality that everything is based on merit,they forgot to grease the fingers of those that matter.Moreover, he was playing against players far older and stronger than him.At 15 playing against 20something years old.No chance.

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Re: Lateef Omidiji Jr Dropped From AFCON Squad, He Reacts by SoNature(m): 6:43pm On Apr 14, 2019
The Nigeria's U-17 team is super talented.
Just this afternoon before hundreds of Tanzanian fans watching at Dar El Salam national stadium, the Nigeria's squad destroyed them by 5-4.

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Re: Lateef Omidiji Jr Dropped From AFCON Squad, He Reacts by fredoooooo: 6:45pm On Apr 14, 2019
All the best young man ... cool
Re: Lateef Omidiji Jr Dropped From AFCON Squad, He Reacts by donbenie(m): 6:50pm On Apr 14, 2019
Nothing to see here,

I watched the Golden Eaglets this afternoon and they are good..

NOBODY owes anyone a spot in the Eaglets,

Those that made it,who said they did not deserve it..
Re: Lateef Omidiji Jr Dropped From AFCON Squad, He Reacts by naijamerican: 6:51pm On Apr 14, 2019
The kid should avoid playing for the fake country that is Nigeria anyways.

Good luck to this talented kid and all his endeavors
Re: Lateef Omidiji Jr Dropped From AFCON Squad, He Reacts by Houseofglam7(f): 6:52pm On Apr 14, 2019
You can imagine undecided
Re: Lateef Omidiji Jr Dropped From AFCON Squad, He Reacts by Champagnegold: 6:55pm On Apr 14, 2019
Lateef shut up there and work hard if u are good I will have seen and heard of u.
Seriously, even the country you acclaim to play for don't know you or won't need you. the only country that could have even allowed you to a distance is France if you like ask Gabriel Agbolahor, Ola John, Jordon Ibe,etc none of the country use them for even 90mins. YOU BETTER SHUT UP AND WORK HARD.


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