Nigeria must be careful in the Pursuit of Lookman – Rohr

Nigeria must be careful in the Pursuit of Lookman – Rohr

Super Eagles Technical adviser Gernot Rohr said the Nigeria Football governing body (NFF) are keeping tab on Everton’s England U17 forward Ademola Lookman, with hope of persuading him to play for Super Eagles.

Lookman, 21, He was born in England but he’s eligible to please for Nigeria through his parents.


He was born in England but qualifies for Nigeria through his parents, has been a target for them for two years.


“He plays for the youth now but we hope he can change his mind and play for us,” Rohr said.


“He’s a player we know can add something to the team.

“Getting a player to change his national choice is not easy, quick and the process is never so straightforward.

“First we must be sure he wants to come. And hope to get it cleared by Fifa.

“Then the most important part is that he brings something new, different and better than we have.”


The however warned the NFF must be careful of how they are going about it, stating that Nigeria has good players based at home and abroad


“Every coach wants options, we’ve been lucky to get some players and if we get him, Lookman will give us more options,”

“But we have to be careful about how we go about this because Nigeria have some good players at home and playing outside Rohr concluded.


Nigeria have successfully capped the likes of Sone Aluko, Victor Moses, Shola Ameobi, Alex Iwobi and Ola Aina and hope they can get Lookman on board too.

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