Osakpolor Solomon, a Nigerian-eligible Irish-born teen soccer star, has been named to Ireland’s U19 team for a seven-day training camp to be held in England.
Osakpolor Solomon, who stars in Nottingham Forest’s defense in the Championship, was inducted into the 35-man Irish squad by manager Tom Mohan, who also named Stephen Ireland’s son Joshua to the attacking team.
Mohan decided to invite a large team that includes a goalkeeping training camp with Rene Gilmartin to get up close and personal with the players coming to the training camp. Mohan is also interested in seeing the younger players before the restart. of action in autumn.
With this year’s U-19 campaign canceled by UEFA due to the Covid-19 pandemic crisis, training camp in England will give Mohan the opportunity to evaluate his options in the future.
17-year-old Osakpolor Solomon, who has had a brilliant season with Nottingham Forrest, is enjoying the opportunity to prove himself when he joins the other 34 players at the Irish camp in England.
This call-up to the Irish team is a huge boost for Osakpolor Solomon, who in January joined the growing range of players in the agency management of top soccer agent Drew Uyi, who said the youngster deserved his call-up to the U19. side of Ireland.
“Congratulations to my younger brother, Osakpolor Solomon for receiving a well deserved invitation to the Ireland U19 National Team. More upward movement on the way, ”Drew Uyi posted on social media.
Osakpolor Solomon’s father, Mr. Michael Solomon, also praised his son for the invitation, adding that it was a reward for the hard work done so far by the young man.
Three other Nigerian-eligible youths were also named alongside Osakpolor Solomon on the Irish team.
Ola Ibrahim from Derby, David Okagbue from Stoke and Bosun Lawal from Watford won calls for U19 camp in England
Aaron O’Reilly (Aston Villa), Connor Barratt (Birmingham City), Will Blease, Zak Gilsenan (both Blackburn), Rio McEvoy (Bolton), Ruarí Behan (Burnley), Ciaran Gilligan (Burton), Jay McGrath, Fionn O ‘ Brien (both Coventry), Noah Watson (Crystal Palace), Ola Ibrahim, Cian Kelly Caprani (both Derby), Cian Coleman, Ben Andreucci (both Leeds), Arlo Doherty (Leicester), Billy Brooks, Matthew Boylan (both Lincoln), Ed McJannett (Luton), Owen Mason (Mansfield), Callum Kavanagh (Middlesbrough), Sam Blair (Norwich), Osakpolor Solomon (Nottingham Forest), Josh Seary, Harry Nevin, Jacob Slater (all Preston), Sinclair Armstrong (QPR), Harvey Cullinan, Leo Gaxha (both Sheffield United), Luke Pearce (Southampton), Noah Jauny (Stade Brestois), David Okagbue, Joshua Ireland, Sam Knowles (all Stoke), Caden Kelly (Sunderland), Aaron Maguire (Tottenham), Bosun Lawal (Watford), Joe O’Shaugnessy (Wolves).