The youngster, a couple of days ago, became the latest English youth international to commit his international future to the three-time African champions
Everton forward Ademola Lookman has expressed his delight at having the chance to represent Nigeria, the country of birth of his parents.
Born in England to Nigerian parents, Lookman represented the European giants at the youth level and won the FIFA U-20 World Cup in 2017.
But he remained eligible to play for the Super Eagles, having not appeared for the Three Lions. On Wednesday, FIFA’s decision to approve his request to switch nationality was made public.
The exciting winger has taken to his Twitter account to express his gratitude to the many fans who have welcomed him with kind words.
“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,” he wrote on his official account.
Currently on loan at Leicester City from RB Leipzig, Lookman’s addition to the Super Eagles is a significant boost to the Super Eagles with head coach Augustine Eguavoen a known admirer of exciting wingers.
From out on the flanks, Lookman has scored five goals and registered three assists in 22 games for Leicester City this season.
The 24-year-old will hope to earn his maiden call-up and make his international debut when Nigeria trade tackles with Ghana over two legs in a World Cup qualifier next month.