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Lookman’s availability for Ghana tie depends on technical team – NFF

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The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has said the availability of Leicester City winger, Ademola Lookman for the 2022 World Cup play-off against Ghana is the sole responsibility of the technical team led by Augustine Eguavoen.

Lookman is now eligible to play for the Super Eagles, after FIFA approved his application to switch allegiance on Thursday.

“We are excited about this positive news because it comes as a major boost for the national team.”

“He’s now eligible to play for Nigeria starting with next month’s matches, but a decision whether to invite him or not for Ghana tie is the sole responsibility of the coach.”

“Lookman is a great addition to the Super Eagles and after a long wait, we are delighted that he can finally play for us,” NFF director of communications, Ademola Olajire said.

The 24-year-old has previously represented England at U19, U20 and U21 levels.

Ghana will host the first leg on March 24 in Cape Coast with the return leg scheduled for Abuja three days later.

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