Ademola Lookman Turns Down Nigeria

Anglo-Nigerian Winger Ademola Lookman has rejected an opportunity to represent Nigeria according to the latest report coming out. Super Eagles Coach penciled down the name of the youngster for Senegal and Burkina Faso friendlies in London. Gernot Rohr contacted the former Charlton Athletic wonderkid, through an intermediary, regarding the possibility of representing Nigeria but he gave a negative response, thus he was omitted from the 25-man list. “Rohr discussed with the player through his representative in England recently but could not convince him to commit his international allegiance to Nigeria, ” wrote the Punch.

“Rohr’s discussion with Lookman came after the Daily Mirror reported that the player’s representatives met with some NFF officials in London.” Lookman’s decision not to commit his international future to the Super Eagles for the time being won’t be a surprise as he is expected to represent England at the 2017 Fifa U20 World Cup which begins in South Korea in the next two months and the failure of Flying Eagles of Nigeria to make the competition could influence his decision.

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