Nigeria vs Ghana: NFF reacts as FIFA clears Ademola Lookman

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has confirmed it has received FIFA’s approval, which allows Leicester City’s Ademola Lookman to switch his international allegiance from England.

Emilio Garcia Silveiro, who is FIFA’s Chief Legal and Compliance Officer, conveyed to the NFF on Thursday.

“The request made by the NFF – Nigeria Football Federation for a change of association of the player Ademola Olajide Lookman is accepted.

“The player Ademola Olajide Lookman is eligible to play for the representative teams of the NFF – Nigeria Football Federation with immediate effect,” Silveiro said.


NFF General Secretary, Dr Mohammed Sanusi, in response said: “We sent in the application on Wednesday night after putting all the necessary documentation together. We are happy to receive the approval today.”

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