Pinnick confirms Ademola Lookman is set to switch allegiance to Nigeria


The president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has revealed Leicester City’s Ademola Lookman, is set to represent the country at the international level.

Lookman was born in England and has played for the Three Lions at the youth level, winning the U-20 FIFA World Cup in 2017.

However, the 24-year-old is eligible to play for Nigeria through his parents.

Lookman, who is on loan from RB Leipzig, is yet to play for England’s national team and has therefore decided to represent the three-time African champions.

And according to Pinnick, the NFF has already started the paper works, and the switch will be completed in a matter of time.

“Ademola Lookman is excited about fighting for a shirt in the Super Eagles,” Pinnick said as per ESPN journalist Colin Udoh.

“He loves Nigeria. By his grace, we shall conclude the switch very soon,” he added.

Although it remains to be seen if the switch will be completed in time just before next year’s Africa Cup of Nations, Lookman will not feel out of place when he eventually makes his Super Eagles bow.

The former Everton star is already teammates with Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho at the King Power Stadium, while he is also friends with Alex Iwobi and Ola Aina.

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