FIFA's Garcia Silveiro grants Lookman switch

Updated: Feb 14

Leicester City's former England Under-21 winger will play for Nigeria



FIFA’s chief legal and compliance officer, Emilio Garcia Silveiro (pictured), has given clearance for Leicester City’s former England Under-21 forward Ademola Lookman to represent Nigeria.


The request had been made by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).


Garcia Silveiro said: “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.”

Former Fulham winger Lookman played 11 times for England Under-21s.

He joined Leicester City on loan from RB Leipzig last summer.