Ademola Lookman cleared by FIFA to represent Nigeria

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Ademola Lookman to represent Nigeria

At last, FIFA has cleared Leicester’s to represent Nigeria.

The Nigeria Football Federation has received the decision of FIFA, the world football governing body, that Ademola Lookman of Leicester City FC in England can now represent Nigeria at the international level.

Emilio Garcia Silveiro, FIFA’s Chief Legal and Compliance Officer, on Thursday, conveyed to the NFF, the decision of the Single Judge of the Status Chamber of the Football Tribunal.

“The Nigeria Football Federation has agreed to the player Ademola Olajide Lookman’s request for a change of association.

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According to NFF, the player Ademola Olajide Lookman is eligible to play for Nigeria.

 

Mohammed Sanusi, NFF General Secretary, praised the Federation’s record-breaking approval of Lookman’s application.

This is the first Ademola Lookman’s Application to wear the green-white-green in international competition.

“We applied on Wednesday night after gathering all of the required documentation. “We’re overjoyed to have received approval today,” he said.

FIFA only approved the NFF’s application for Ashleigh Megan Plumptre to switch allegiances and represent Nigeria internationally in December 2021.

Lookman and Plumptre had both previously represented England at various junior levels.

NFF confirms March 27 for Nigeria Vs Ghana clash in Abuja

Nigeria and will meet in the final leg of the play-off.  The match will take place  at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja on Sunday, March 27.

 

The Nigeria Football Federation confirmed the date of the reverse leg to the Confederation of African Football on Tuesday. Ghana Football Association will confirm whether the first leg will take place on Wednesday, March 23 or Thursday, March 24 at the Cape Coast Stadium.

 

It will be the 59th senior match between the two West African giants in a 71-year rivalry.

It will also be the first game involving the Super Eagles at the country’s premier sporting venue.  Recall the Falcons defeated Sudan’s of Jediane 3-1 in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match on October 15, 2014.

 

Nigeria qualified for the play-off round after defeating , , and the in a qualifying pool.  Ghana advanced from a group that included South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Ethiopia.

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Ademola Lookman to represent Nigeria

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