Midfielder eligible for Super Falcons signs two-year contract with Arsenal

Posted : 17 January 2024

Midfielder Omotara Junaid, eligible for the Super Falcons, has opted for a new two-year deal with Women's Super League powerhouse Arsenal, turning down interest from Chelsea. Arsenal successfully convinced the talented teenager to extend her stay after discussions with the coaching staff, securing her commitment for the 2024-2025 and 2025-2026 seasons with a promotion to the Arsenal Women FC Pro Game Academy U21 squad.


Despite Chelsea's efforts to bolster their academy ranks with Omotara, she chose to continue her journey with Arsenal. The new contract marks a significant breakthrough for the young player, reflecting her dedication throughout the season. Her father expressed pride in her hard work, anticipating that this achievement will serve as motivation for even greater efforts in the future.


Omotara Junaid, who qualifies to represent Nigeria, the United States, and England, has a keen interest in playing international football for Nigeria. Her father confirmed that she is familiar with prominent players like Asisat Oshoala, Michelle Alozie, Toni Payne, and Ashleigh Plumptre, having watched their solid performance at the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup. He concluded that Omotara would readily accept an invitation to play for the Flamingoes if extended by the Nigeria Football Federation.

 

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