SOLIHULL Moors striker Omar Bogle has received a surprise international call-up to the England C squad for the International Trophy Group A match against Estonia Under 23s next Tuesday.
The 22-year-old has been in prolific form for Moors in recent years after joinng at the start of the 2012/13 campaign and has topped the club’s goalscoring charts every season with a tally totaling 51 goals to date.
He started his career at the Birmingham City Academy, appearing for their Reserves when only just 16-years-old.
A move to Scottish giants Celtic followed in January 2012 where he featured in their Under 19s team but returned south within a few months to pursue regular first team action.
Bogle will lead the Solihull attack when they play at Bradford Park Avenue this Saturday before being collected by the FA and whisked away to meet his new team-mates in readiness for Tuesday’s clash at the The Shay Stadium (Halifax Town) against a side reputed to contain five full internationals from Estonia’s senior squad.
A typically modest Bogle described his England selection as “the dream of a lifetime” and puts his good form down to manager Marcus Bignot and the Solihull squad, who he says are the best team he has ever played for.
Manager Bignot added: “On behalf of everyone involved at Solihull Moors Football Club I’d like to congratulate Omar Bogle on his call-up for the England C Team.
“It’s a fantastic achievement for Omar to be a part of the final 16-man squad and it’s a testament to his hard work and commitment over the last couple of years.
“It’s no surprise to any of us at the club, that our young centre forward is being recognised as one of the best players in non-league.
“He has been an instrumental influence to our current success.
“Omar has a very successful future ahead of him. Representing England will be a very proud occasion for him, his family and everyone that works with him at Solihull Moors FC.”
Fans’ favourite Omar Bogle. (s)