Lookman excited to be part of Super Eagles

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Ademola Lookman excited to switch loyalty from England to Nigeria as he insists he will give his best for the success of the team.

Leicester City winger Ademola Lookman is excited to be part of the Super Eagles team that is representing the country in the World Cup qualifier.

Lookman represented England at the youth level and was part of the U-20 group that won the World cup in South Korea 2017.

The Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) approved that Lookman will be able to switch allegiance to his parent country.

Lookman made his debut against the Black star of Ghana in the 0-0 draw at the Baba Yara stadium at Kumasi after he replaced Moses Simon in the second half of the game.

“I am very excited to be part of Nigeria’s National team and I’m feeling blessed and looking forward to helping the team,” Lookman told CAFOnline.com.

“Both my parents are Nigerians and I’ve always seen these [representing Nigeria] as a possibility. I came to Nigeria, frequently when I was much younger.

“I am familiar with the people and built up a family here, so the switch from England to Nigeria is not an unusual one for me. I am glad I made the switch.”

The Super Eagles will host the Black Stars in the second leg of the 2022 FIFA World Cup playoffs tie at the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja on Tuesday.

Lookman admits the Ghanian team have a strong squad but believe the Eagles expectations are high and they will definitely give their best.

“This is a special event, special moments, the expectations are high. For us, it’s about winning and giving our best in the match,” Lookman continues.

“Ghana is a strong team, very competitive and physical. We expect that but we’ll be ready.

“I hope to create great and memorable memories. Belief is a great thing not just in football, but I am sure when you believe put in hard work which I’ve been putting in you can achieve,” he said.

“I work every day to achieve my goal. I am glad to be a part of African history and glad to be here and I hope to give you [Nigerians] sweet memories.”

The winner of the doubleheader between the two nations will claim one of the five African slots for Qatar 2022 and Lookman will be keen to make an impactful presence in Tuesday.




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