The new coaching team Emmanuel Amunike & Augustine Eguavoen are fired up for the duel with Ghana and are going all out! At least on paper, they were able to celebrate the first success: With a lot of persuasions, they managed to win a star from the English Premier League for the Nigerian team. The Sub20 World Champion Ademola Lookman is currently along with Kelechi Iheanacho in the team of Leicester City. He will play for Nigeria in the enormously important World Cup play-off.
Ademola Lookman has parents from Nigeria
The winger is still under contract with german giants RB Leipzig but is currently playing on loan for Leicester City. He is likely to move to Leicester permanently in the summer. He has decided now to play for Nigeria, the home country of his parents. Lookman was born and raised in England himself.
In 2017 he became Sub20 World Champion in South Korea for England alongside Dominic Calvert-Levin, Dominic Solanke or Sheyi Ojo. But the path to England’s national team is currently too big for Lookman. The competition in his position is too great (Sterling, Grealish, Sancho, Rashford, and many others.). But so far Ademola Lookman is playing a very good season. He will certainly strengthen the Super Eagles for the important match against Ghana.
Emmanuel Dennis will return to the Super Eagles
One of Lookman’s English Premier League colleagues is also surprisingly back in the line-up. Watford FC centre-forward Emmanuel Dennis was involved in 52% of his side’s goals this season. He did not participate in the Africa Cup of Nations.
On the attacking side, Napoli star Viktor Osimhen, Leicester attacker Kelechi Iheanacho and Villareal’s Samuel Chukwueze are also in the squad. The attack is the best defence: With so much offensive power, Nigeria is probably favourites to qualify for the World Cup in Qatar.
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