FIFA grants Lookman, Adarabioyo’s requests to play for Nigeria

World’s football governing body, FIFA has granted approval to the requests of Fulham pair Ademola Lookman and Toisin Adarabioyo to play for Nigeria.

Lookman, was a key part of the England under 20 side that won the World Cup in 2017 and has since made eleven under-21 appearances for the United Kingdom made the decision to switch his international allegiance to Nigeria last year.

Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr has stressed the importance of regular club football in selection for the Super Eagles and Lookman has been impressive since joining Fulham on loan from RB Leipzig.

Since his coming, he has scored three goals in fifteen appearances for Fulham, most recently against league leaders Manchester United last week.

Adarabioyo’s application for a switch of nationality has also been approved.

This was less of a hurdle as the cultured defender has not represented England at any youth level since an under-19 call-up in 2015.

He made an outstanding start to his Fulham career since moving to Craven Cottage from Manchester City for £2m last October.

He has since made fifteen first-team appearances and helping to tighten up a previously leaky defence as Scott Parker switched to three centre halves.

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