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NFF Finally Reveals Why Ademola Lookman Was Not Named in Super Eagles AFCON Final List
- NFF have explained that Leicester City star Ademola Lookman has not been cleared by FIFA to play for Nigeria
- The football ruling body in Nigeria stressed that that was why the forward was not included in AFCON final list
- Nigeria who are three-time African champions are currently preparing for the Nations Cup scheduled for Cameroon
Nigerian Football Federation have finally cleared the air on the omission of Ademola Lookman's name on the final list of Super Eagles players who will be playing in 2022 AFCON in Cameroon.
There have been lot of reactions from fans and Nigerians on why the Leicester City star did not make the final list despite his incredible form this season in the Premier League.
Recently, Ademola Lookman made it clear that he is ready to play for Nigeria even though he also has the chance to represent the Three-Lions of England.
According to the latest information the NFF posted on their social media page, they explained that Ademola Lookman has not been cleared by FIFA to play for the Super Eagles.
NFF's statement about Ademola Lookman
''The Nigeria Football Federation has stated categorically that Ademola Lookman of Leicester City FC OF England has not yet been cleared by World Football body, FIFA to represent Nigeria at International level. The process for his switch is ongoing.
''It is therefore incorrect for any medium to claim that interim Head Coach @austineguavoen is the one who axed the player from Nigeria’s final list of 28 for the Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2021.
''However, his name was included in the initial provisional list with the believe that the process would have been completed before the commencement of Afcon.''
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Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how reports from the Super Eagles camp say Union Berlin striker Taiwo Awoniyi and Enyimba goalkeeper John Noble have arrived for the final preparation before the Africa Cup of Nations kicks off.
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Their arrival was confirmed on the team’s official Facebook page on Wednesday night as they join Orlando Pirates defender Olisa Ndah who was the first to reach.
It was gathered that more players are expected to join the squad on Thursday as Nigeria prepare for the continental showpiece.