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Born to Nigerian parents in Peckham, London, on October 20, 1997, Lookman who is eligible to play for the English and Nigerian national football teams opted to play for the Super Eagles despite featuring for England at the age-grade levels which saw him win the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup with England. Confirming his switch to Nigeria, Ademola in an Instagram post said:
“Delighted to announce that FIFA has approved my Nationality switch. Thank you for the warm welcome and I can’t wait to put on the Super Eagles shirt and represent the country.’’It will be recalled that the president of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, in a tweet on Thursday, February 10, 2022, confirmed that FIFA had cleared the English-born talent to feature for the Super Eagles.
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“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,”Pinnick 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 who has featured for English sides like Charlton Athletic and Everton in the past is currently on loan at Leicester City from the German side, RB Leipzig. He is teammates with Super Eagles stars, Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho, at Leicester. Sources: Instagram The Cable NG Featured Image Source: Dailytrust
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