Unlike His Father Femi Olofinjana Abandons Nigeria For Norway

Femi Olofinjana the son of a former Super Eagles combative midfielder Seyi Olofinjana may have just deviated from the footsteps of his father when it comes to international football as he abandoned Nigeria to have his allegiance with the Norway.

The 17-year-old English player was in action with the Norwegian U-18 team last summer after agreed to terms and have his allegiance for the Scandinavian country rather where his father had his during his time.

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Reacting, Femi admitted it was an ‘honour and a privilege’ for him to be presented with such an opportunity.

“My first call-up to the Norway U18s, what an honour and a privilege,” the Westbromich Albion player wrote on his Instagram account.

Seyi Olofinjana father of Femi in his time was arguably the most combative midfielder in the history of Nigerian football.

He is one of the most dedicated player, always ready to serve. He served as the backbone of the Super Eagles midfield led by Jay Jay Okocha.

And in his prime, Seyi had spells in the Nigeria Professional Football League, playing for Kwara United.

He moved to Europe in 2003/2004 season, signing for Brann in the Norwegian league. And after the 2004 season, the 42-year-old joined Wolverhampton Wanderers in the English league.

After spending four years at the Moleniux Stadium, he switched sides and joined Stoke City still in the EPL.

He ended his career at IK Start, in the Norwegian league, featuring seven times.

Olofinjana capped 48 times for the Super Eagles. And was with the team that won bronze at the 2010 AFCON tournament.

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