Former Chelsea Star Who Snubbed Super Eagles for England Sends Touching Message to Nigerians

Former Chelsea Star Who Snubbed Super Eagles for England Sends Touching Message to Nigerians

  • AC Milan defender Fikayo Tomori has stated clearly that his parents used speak Nigerian languages to him years back
  • The former Chelsea star decided not to play for the Super Eagles of Nigeria as he chose the Three-Lions of England
  • Tomori who is a 23-year-old player affirmed that he did not regret his decision of choosing England over Nigeria

Fikayo Tomori who now plays for Italian giants AC Milan has explained that he feels like a Nigerian considering how he was brought up even though he decided not to play for the three-time African champions.

The Nigerian Football Federation tried their best to convince Fikayo Tomori into playing for the Super Eagles, but the former Chelsea star turned his back against the country of his parents.

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Born in Canada and raised in the United Kingdom, Fikayo Tomori had the chance to play for the Super Eagles because his father is a Nigeria, but he chose the Three-Lions of England.

Fikayo Tomori
Fikayo Tomori in action for AC Milan. Photo by Marco Canoniero
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According to the report on GOAL and Milan Press, Fikayo Tomori explained that his parents used to communicate with him in Nigerian languages when he was young.

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Fikayo Tomori's reaction

"My name is Nigerian and it means, 'God has filled me with joy, it is typical in Nigeria to give such names.
"I feel very Nigerian, when I was little my parents spoke to me in the local language and I ate typical Nigerian food."

Super Eagles striker shines again for European side

Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Paul Onuachu who is a Super Eagles striker was the hero for Belgian side Genk on Thursday night, September 16, as his late-minute goal gave his club the win over Rapid Vienna in the Europa League match.

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The hosts would have themselves to blame for losing this encounter in front of their faithfuls considering the number of chances they had which they failed to utilize.

Rapid Vienna players knew that a win for them would boost their morale in the Europa League opening game this term, but they met a more determined Genk side.

The visitors started getting their chances from the 30th minute even though they also failed to find the back of the net.

The report even added that Nigerian striker Paul Onuachu would have even scored two goals in the first half if he had converted his chances, but he was unable to do so.

Fans of the home team had thought that the match would finish in a draw before Nigerian striker Paul Onuachu eventually netted the winner at the death.

Source: Legit.ng News

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