Date: 6th November 2018 at 1:20pm
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A short time ago news broke that Southampton youngster Michael Obafemi had been drafted into the Republic of Ireland set up by Martin O’Neill.

The 18-year-old striker has long been highly rated at Southampton and his improving form for our Under 23 squad saw him brought into the matchday squad by manager Mark Hughes for last weekend’s defeat to Manchester City.

The 73rd minute saw him come on as a substitute in place of James Ward-Prowse for his second senior appearance, following his debut against Tottenham Hotspur last January.

The November international break sees the Republic face Northern Ireland in a friendly clash at the Aviva Stadium before heading into the Nations League tie Denmark in Aarhaus.

Whether or not Obafemi makes the full squad or whether he’s been called up just so they can take a closer look at him remains to be seen, but it should be a fantastic boost for the lad and do his confidence the world of good as he takes in the experience.

Fans are rightly delighted for him.


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