Leicester City FC of England player Ademola Lookman can now represent Nigeria at the international level after FIFA finally confirms his switch.
Emilio Garcia Silveiro, FIFA’s Chief Legal and Compliance Officer, on Thursday, conveyed to the NFF the decision.
Also, the decision is from the Single Judge of the Status Chamber of the Football Tribunal.
“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 teams of the Nigeria Football Federation with immediate effect.”
Furthermore, NFF General Secretary, Dr Mohammed Sanusi lauded the record-time approval for the fresh application by FIFA.
“We sent in the application on Wednesday night after putting all the necessary documentation together. We are happy to receive the approval today.”
Earlier, in December 2021, FIFA also approved the NFF’s application for the allegiance switch of Ashleigh Plumptre to represent Nigeria.
Meanwhile, Both Lookman and Plumptre had represented England at various junior cadres.