Rising Star Omorinsola Babajide Has chosen her Nigerian Roots and is set to elevate the Super Falcons’ arsenal. For Omorinsola Omowunmi Ajike Babajide, a 25-year-old forward born in England to Nigerian immigrant parents, the call of heritage and national pride has led to a significant and exciting decision — to represent Nigeria in international football.
Having represented England at the Under-20 and Under-21 levels, Babjide was a crucial member of the English squad that clinched the Bronze medal at the FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup in August 2018. Her early football career showcased immense promise, highlighting her potential as a force to be reckoned with on the field.
However, driven by a desire to connect with her Nigerian roots and contribute to the progress of Nigerian football, Babajide made a bold choice to switch her allegiance from England to Nigeria, following in the footsteps of Super Falcons star Ashleigh Plumptre. This decision holds great significance, not only for her but for Nigerian football as well.
Currently plying her trade at Liga F team UD Grandilla Tenerife in Spain, Babajide has honed her skills and gained valuable experience during her 18-month stint with Real Betis. Her proficiency with her left foot is particularly noteworthy — a lethal weapon that holds the promise of transforming the attacking dynamics of the Super Falcons.
As she prepares to make her debut for the Super Falcons, anticipation and excitement are palpable within the Nigerian football community. Babajide’s presence in the forward line injects a fresh burst of vigor and potential into the team. If her performances on the pitch match the expectations, Nigeria may have indeed found a potent striker in Babajide Omorinsola.