Omolara Odebode is not well known in the Nigerian Premier League but her performance at Papa Soccer Academy in Epe, Lagos is a clear indication that her game is ripe for Flamingo’s next team, known as Nigeria Women’s National U-17.
The attacking midfielder, who started her career with Ogun State’s Bathus Queens, joined Papa Soccer Academy a few years ago from Epe in Lagos. Odebode played for Edo State in the just-concluded Nationwide League (NWFL) and scored two goals in five games for Papa Soccer Academy.
His excellent performances in various league games gave her the opportunity to recently travel to Morocco for a training session with Maureen Madu Football Academy.
Odebode has earned a spot since joining the Epe women’s club.
Our correspondent, who has seen some of their games recently, has noted that Odebode is a future international player and not surprisingly, given her current form at club, she is among the players to see Lagos at the Youth Ilorin Games Festival in the represented the state of Kwara.
However, the light-skinned striker has revealed that his time has come to serve his country.
“I’ve been fine since I joined Papa Soccer Academy. I’ve won a lot of club laurels and represented the state in national competitions and it’s time for me to play for another Flamingo national team.
“I’m at the peak of my football career now and I would be sad if I didn’t play for my country. I contribute to the success of the team. I help with goals and also score goals for my club, so I use this medium to let Nigerians and Nigerian football managers know that Odebode is ready to play for his country in the next World Cup. . .
Odebode, now 15, managed by the Ayisat Yusuf Aromire Foundation, has revealed she would rather start her professional career at Delta Queens and play for women’s club Chelsea or Manchester City in the near future,
“I love working for Delta Queens play. They play the style of football that I used to play. If I see an offer from a club, I will tell my manager before I play for them. At the moment Delta Queens are one of the best clubs in Nigeria and playing for them is a good start to my professional career.
“I’ve watched their women’s teams and look forward to joining one of their clubs one day. “Right now, I’m waiting for offers from NWFL clubs, but I would love to start my career at Delta Queens because it’s my dream club,” Odebode commented on progress.
Papa Soccer Academy coach Adeboye Soneye Paul said Odebode was one of the team’s best players, noting her chance to play for the national team was clear.
“Odebode is my player, and she is a very disciplined player with a better one Future ahead of her.” All I can say is that Delta Queens may invite her as she continues her game because she’s a player who can threaten the Melts line at any time of the day or night. She is very aggressive and dangerous with the ball, and I can only wish and pray that her dream comes true.