Pinnick Names 1 Big Premier League Star Who Wants to Play for Nigeria and Not England

Pinnick Names 1 Big Premier League Star Who Wants to Play for Nigeria and Not England

  • Former Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo is now on the verge of making a return to the Super Eagles
  • This is according to the president of the Nigerian Football Federation Amaju Pinnick who has spoken with Ighalo
  • Amaju Pinnick also confirmed that the NFF have started process to make Ademola Lookman play for Super Eagles

Amaju Pinnick who is the president of the Nigerian Football Federation has stated clearly that Leicester City forward Ademola Lookman is on the verge of switching allegiance to Nigeria.

Ademola Lookman has played for England national team Under 19, 20 and 21 and he is eligible to play for the Three-Lions who were runners-up at the 2020 EURO competition.

NFF president Amaju Pinnick is currently in the United Kingdom where he has visited some Super Eagles players like Alex Iwobi, Iheanacho, Wilfred Ndidi and Etebo.

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Ademola Lookman
Ademola Lookman in action for Leicester City. Photo by Justin Setterfield
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According to the report on GOAL and The Will, the FIFA executive council member explained that he has also spoken with Odion Ighalo for the possibility of him returning to the national team.

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The former Manchester United striker retired from the national team after the 2019 African Cup of Nations in Egypt where Nigeria finished as third best.

Amaju Pinnick's reaction

“Ademola Lookman is excited about fighting for a shirt in the Super Eagles. He loves Nigeria. By His Grace we shall conclude the switch very soon.
“I had a long conversation with Odion Ighalo, personally I believe we need experience in our attack to combine with our energetic youthful Osimhen, Onuachu, Kelechi et al.
"Odion's body language is very positive. We are also in touch with his agents and club.

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“The vibe going into these last two games and indeed Afcon is very good.”

Super Eagles Striker Scores 7th League Goal of the Season for European Giants

Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Super Eagles striker Taiwo Awoniyi on Sunday evening, October 24, continued with his impressive performance so far for Union Berlin netting in their 1-1 away draw at Stuttgart.

Taiwo Awoniyi is no doubt one of the best strikers this season in Europe considering how he has been helping Union Berlin in all competitions.

Union Berlin traveled to Stuttgart with the hopes of them getting the win as Taiwo Awoniyi gave them the lead in the 31st minute.

Stuttgart players came out stronger in the second half looking for equalizer against Taiwo Awoniyi and his teammates, but they were unable to get it until the the death.

18-year-old Danish footballer Wahid Faghir scored the goal that gave Stuttgart one point in the Bundesliga encounter.

Source: Legit.ng

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