The Leicester City attacker has expressed his wish to represent the three-time African champions at international level
Nigerians have expressed their excitement following the news that Leicester City winger Ademola Lookman has decided to represent the Super Eagles.
Lookman was born in England to Nigerian parents, meaning he is eligible to play for either country at international level.
Although he has represented the Three Lions at youth level, winning the U20 World Cup, the former Everton winger has decided to play for his parent’s country at the national team level.
Nigerian football fans could not contain their excitement following the news, taking to their social media accounts to praise Lookman’s decision.
A couple of them believe the Super Eagles are now well-equipped to win next year’s Africa Cup of Nations, while some hope the likes of Michael Olise and Eberechi Eze can follow suit.
Eze and Olise next🙏🏿 https://t.co/C9HdIoAm18
— Michael (@TomiyasuEra2) November 4, 2021
About time man. Afcon 2022 we coming 🦅 https://t.co/s658XqUqW7
— Dan Koogs (@dankoogs) November 4, 2021
— alex (@w3nda_xx) November 4, 2021
We have such a sick attack jeez https://t.co/QaN9x9h9HJ
— Sumer (@ftblsg) November 4, 2021
This is good news. Too bad Musa will still start lol https://t.co/05vm4jlV6S
— Woli Seyi 🤌🏾 (@idea_ball) November 4, 2021
This is Hoooooooge….💪 https://t.co/59bkGI87j7
— 💫PEPE (@Bumiezypepe) November 4, 2021
Iwobi benched🙏🏿 https://t.co/9mA0Pfhnk5
— Depressed Arsenal fan (@FeyiAdelaja_) November 4, 2021
Nigeria is stacked mehn
Need the olympics team firing https://t.co/kGrEnAuywi
— Creative (@OgFeran) November 4, 2021
AFCON We Coming Oooo 🇳🇬🇳🇬 https://t.co/7J16DKuomZ
— FR£DZ🧃 (@Frxdz1k) November 4, 2021
Lookman can now play for Nigeria. All these talents we have will still not result in anything as long as Rohr and that rubbish Pinnick are still in charge.
— AARON KAY (@aaron_kayy) November 4, 2021
I’m so happy about Ademola Lookman you don’t know the half of it
— Daniel ‘Bamiji’ (@DanielBamiji_) November 4, 2021
Welcome home, Ademola Lookman.
— OT Malone (@taiwolabode) November 4, 2021
Ademola Lookman FINALLY is playing for Nigeria.
Tosin Adarabioyo and Ovie Ejaria should be next.
Wish Olise and Eze could play for us too.
— . (@Nigerianscamsss) November 4, 2021
Meanwhile, Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has revealed that the 24-year-old is in his 40-man provisional squad for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations.
However, according to Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) chief scout via the BBC, Lookman may have to wait before making his debut for the team.