5 Nigerian Football Kid Stars Ready To Rule The World
At their tender age, they seem to have the world at their feet.
While they chart a course for themselves, the football talents in them have announced their early arrival to the world.
Here are some Nigerian football kid stars tipped to shine bright like diamonds.
Lateef Omidiji Jr
Born in the United States, Omidiji is commanding so much interest at his tender age from top clubs across the world who already sees him as the next big thing in football in his generation.
Only recently, Arsenal was said to have beaten Chelsea and Liverpool in the race to land 13-year-old Nigerian wonder kid
Omidiji Jr currently plays for Sparta Rotterdam but has attracted the attention of Europe’s elite with his impressive performances.
He has been touted as ‘the next Memphis Depay’, having come from the same academy that produced the ex-Manchester United winger.
Nigeria’s Under-15s team have already reportedly reserved him a place in the squad after he was scouted by coach Danladi Nasidi.
Nasidi gave a glowing report of Omidiji Jr after watching him play in America.
A Nigerian kid raised in the Netherlands, Dumbili is fast metamorphizing into a star in his own right. Though the 9-year old is aware that the Dutchs will like to have him play for them, he says he is ready to don the green and white colours of Nigeria to make his parents happy.
Dumbile has played for PSV Eindhoven and Willem II. As revealed by the youngster’s dad as little as 5 years Dumbili has been playing serious football good enough for top clubs in Belgium and Holland to notice and ask to have them in their respective Academies.
Bright Osemudiamen Kelly
The best way to success it is said is to follow the footsteps of those who have successfully journeyed before us.
And that is exactly what 10-year old Bright Osemudiamen Kelly is out to accomplish.
Having started early, and was discovered at the same age and almost the same manner Leo Messi was discovered and groomed, Osemudiamen may end up becoming another whiz kid footballer.
Affectionately called “Ose” by his fans, friends and handlers, he is the latest sensation in the youth league.
Osemudiamen, (Ose) meaning, God stands for me in Esan dialect, initially played for Yuncos, Toledo junior team where he was spotted and called for trial by Getafe, Spain where he subsequently made it to his present team, VFR Fischeln 1920, Krefeld.
Despite being born in Spain and stands an opportunity of playing for the Spanish national team in the future, it is understood that he his keen interest is to play for his parent’s country Nigeria.
Like a chip of the old block, Ideye Junior is learning the ropes from his father and fast also. Often condemned to relocate each time his father makes a move, the kid star has had time at the West Brom Academy and Olympiacos academies before his father’s latest move to China.
Born June 6 2001, Obi is an English-born professional footballer of Nigerian parentage who plays as a d Aged 15 years and 86 days, he made his professional debut in a Football League Trophy match the "Shakers" on 30 August 2016, coming on as a 85th-minute substitute in a 4–1 win over to Morecambe becoming the youngest player in the club's history.