At least eight Super Eagles players have sent birthday greetings to Feyenoord wonderkid Lateef Omidiji Jnr, who celebrated his 14th birthday on Tuesday, September 12.
The Nigeria Football Federation are in an international tug-of-war with their United States counterparts over the international future of the Arsenal target, and several USMNT players called the striker to wish him happy birthday and offered words of encouragement.
Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho said : ”A very blessed happy birthday to you Lateef junior. I wish you all the best all over the years, enjoy your day because you deserve it.”
Ex-Watford star Odion Ighalo : ”Hi Lateef, I am Odion Ighalo . I just want to wish you happy birthday and many returns. Enjoy your day and good luck for the season. All the best”.
Trabzonspor’s Eddy Onazi : ”I want to wish you happy birthday Lateef, I want to wish you all the best this season, you are a great talent. Keep on working hard, keep your head focused.”
Mainz’s Leon Balogun : ”It’s Leon Balogun, I just want to say happy birthday, all the best. Keep going, focused, keep doing what you are doing. I read about you, you have a great future ahead. If you ever come to join me let me know so we meet up, I can give you advice on how to become a big star”.
Wolfsburg’s Victor Osimhen: ”Hi Lateef,I am Victor Osimhen. I just want to wish you happy birthday, long life and prosperity, and good luck for the season. Stay blessed”.
Bursaspor’s William Troost-Ekong : ”Hi Lateef Junior, I wish you happy birthday my friend. See you soon”.
Leicester City’s Ahmed Musa :”Lateef, I wish you happy birthday”.
Abdullahi Shehu : ”Lateef, I am here to wish you happy birthday”.
Lateef Omidiji Jnr got phone calls today from Landon Donovan, ex-goalkeeper Briana Scurry and a lot of senior players on the United States Soccer Team, including ex-Manchester United goalie Tim Howard, Borussia Dortmund sensation Christian Pulisic and ex-Tottenham Hotspur star Clint Dempsey.
The United States Soccer Federation surprised Omidiji Jnr after sending the American-born talent a big cake, they ordered the cake in the Netherlands and had it delivered.