Nigeria vs Ghana: Major boost for Super Eagles as FIFA approves Ademola Lookman’s switch

FIFA on Thursday approved Ademola Lookman’s switch from England to Nigeria.

Lookman was not able to play for the Super Eagles at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, because he was yet to get clearance from the world football governing body.

The Leicester City winger in the past represented England at U-19, U-20 and U-21 levels.

However, in October, Lookman applied to switch his allegiance to the West African country, where his parents come from.

This is why ex-Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, initially included the 24-year-old in his provisional list for the AFCON.

Lookman will now be eligible to play in the 2022 World Cup playoff against Ghana in March.