FESTAC LEGEND – NNAMDI ODUAMADI
Nnamdi Oduamadi Chidiebere (born 17 October 1990), also known by his shirt name Odu, a Festac Town breed is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Serie A club Milan. He also plays for the Nigerian national team.
Oduamadi started playing football at the local Pepsi Football Academy at the age of 7. He left his home country in 2008 to join Milan, although he was officially signed only in January 2009 due to bureaucratic issues. Oduamadi spent two seasons in the club’s youth system and was a member of the under-20 side who won the Coppa Italia Primavera in 2010, 25 years after the team’s last success in the competition
At international level, Oduamadi was first capped by Nigeria U-17 back when he was at the Pepsi Football Academy. He went on to be called up by Nigeria U-20 to take part in the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup, but eventually was cut from the final squad due to an hamstring injury.
Oduamadi made his full international debut for Nigeria against Kenya, on 29 March 2011, featuring as a second-half substitute. He appeared again against Kenya in a 2014 world cup qualifying match on 23 March 2013 and scored the equalizing goal in the 94th minute to level the score
He was selected for Nigeria’s squad at the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup and scored three goals against Tahiti in Nigeria’s opening match.