FIFA Clears Ademola Lookman to Represent Nigeria

The Nigeria Football Federation says it has received a decision from soccer’s world governing body, FIFA, allowing Leicester City FC of England forward, Ademola Lookman, to represent Nigeria internationally.

The NFF received a letter on Thursday from FIFA’s Chief Legal and Compliance Officer, Emilio Garcia Silveiro, informing them that a Single Judge of the Status Chamber of the Football Tribunal had issued its decision.

“The request made by the NFF – Nigeria Football Federation for a change of association of the player Ademola Olajide Lookman is accepted,” the letter read. “The player Ademola Olajide Lookman is eligible to play for the representative teams of the NFF – Nigeria Football Federation with immediate effect.”

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Dr Mohammed Sanusi, NFF General Secretary, complimented the Federation for its record-time approval of Lookman’s fresh application to wear the green-white-green in international competition.

He said, “We sent in the application on Wednesday night after putting all the necessary documentation together. We are happy to receive the approval today.”

Only in December 2021, FIFA also approved the NFF’s application for the switch in allegiance for Ashleigh Megan Plumptre to represent Nigeria internationally.

Both Lookman and Plumptre had represented England at various junior cadres.   

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