As the Super Eagles of Nigeria look forward to World Cup qualifiers in March with the Black Stars of Ghana, Ademola Lookman can just be the plug the team needs after a disappointing AFCON.
Ademola Lookman, a former England junior player, has finally received authorisation from the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) to switch his allegiance to the Super Eagles.
Lookman has now been cleared by FIFA, the world football's regulatory body, to wear the Nigerian shirt, NFF president Amaju Pinnick stated in a tweet on his verified Twitter account on Thursday.
The NFF boss went on to say that he can't wait for the 24-year-old to make his Super Eagles debut in the near future.
“I’m also glad to announce that the work we’ve put in has ensured that on-loan Leicester City winger, Ademola Lookman’s application to change his nationality and represent Nigeria has been approved by FIFA,” he tweeted.
“Lookman was part of England’s title win at the 2017 U-20 World Cup & brings a winning mentality to our team. I can’t wait to see him make our Super Eagles that more formidable.”
Lookman was born in Peckham, London, to his Nigerian parents in 1997.
Although he represented England serially across all age-grade, he is yet to make an appearance for the Three Lions.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.