Fifa Grants Ademola Lookman’s Switch from England to Nigeria


Fifa Grants Ademola Lookman’s Switch from England to Nigeria

Fifa has approved Ademola Lookman’s switch to the Nigeria senior national team, aso Naija reports.

The Leicester City forward who was born in London played for England at U19, U20 and U21 levels.

He was part of the European team’s squad that won the 2017 Fifa U20 World Cup staged in South Korea.

In that tournament, he contributed three goals including a brace in the Three Lions’ 2-1 triumph over Costa Rica in the Round of 16.

In January 2020, Lookman in request to FIFA put in place requirements to switch his international commitment to the Super Eagles.

“Lookman has applied for the switch and all the documents are in order,” former technical assistant Tunde Adelakun told media, as per AOI.

“It’s a positive step forward when he made his commitment to Nigeria and we are just waiting for a Fifa clearance.

“Once the go-ahead is sorted, it will be up to coach Gernot Rohr to decide if his club performance would earn him a call-up.

He’s one of three former England youth players we’ve filed for but they are all aware of the caveat. All the players were told that they can only earn a place in the squad by playing regular club football.”

He was initially listed for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations but could not represent the West Africans as Fifa had not sanctioned the request at the time.

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