Lookman, Ejaria Finally Get FIFA Clearance To Play For S’Eagles

FIFA have finally cleared Ademola Lookman and Ovie Ejaria to play for the Super Eagles of Nigeria.

This is coming after several anxious months of back and forth between the world football governing body and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

Forward Lookman and midfielder Ejaria have previously featured for England at various age-grade levels but have now opted to play for Nigeria, where their parents were born.

Lookman plays for Red Bull Leipzig but was on loan at Fulham in the Premier League in England this past season.

He is a direct-playing forward and weighs in with his own fair share of goals and assists.

Ejaria, on the other hand, is a creative central midfielder with Reading FC in the English Championship.

The 23-year-old player was previously on the books of Premier League outfit Liverpool.

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His creativity will be most welcomed in the Nigeria National team midfield with his great vision and wide range of passing skills.

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  1. We thank the NFF president, Mr. Melvin Pinnick and other executives for this great development. Rohr now have enough players to select from and there is no excuse for failure both for world cup qualifiers and winning the 2021 AFCON in Cameroon. However, I want the NFF president to intensify the case of change of nationality of Ike Ugbo who is still been delayed by FIFA because of clearance document(s) from Scottish FA. We also like to know what is going on with Michael Olise of Reading, who is ready to play for us, but was not issued the Nigeria Passport when he was first invited. All these should be settled before the commencement of the World Cup Africa qualifier in last day of August, 2021.