SportPremi Daily: Nigeria sports preview is here to deliver all sporting activities that happened across Nigeria and Players home and abroad on Thursday 11th of February 2022.
- FIFA clears Ademola Lookman to represent the Super Eagles of Nigeria.
- D’tigress of Nigeria lost 90-76 to China
- Super Eagles of Nigeria moves up in latest FIFA ranking
- NFF president meets with Odion Ighalo ahead of World Cup Qualifier
- Nigeria’s Asisat Oshoala celebrates her 100th game with Barcelona as she’s currently the leading goal scorer in Spain
FIFA clears Ademola Lookman to represent the Super Eagles of Nigeria.
FIFA finally approves the nationality switch of former England U19 and U21 forward Ademola Lookman who is currently on loan with Leicester City.
Ademola Lookman came through the ranks with England from the Under 19 and Under 21 level, in 2017 he won the Under the 20s.
The forward applied for the switch of allegiance in 2021, he was originally on the 40-man list for Afcon 2021 but was unfortunately left out because he was yet to be cleared by FIFA.
This means the Leicester City forward will be able to represent Super Eagles in their next fixtures against Ghana home and away, Super Eagles will be playing away from home on the 24th of March against Ghana then at home on the 29th of March.
D’tigress of Nigeria lost 90-76 to China in their opening match.
It wasn’t the start the African Champions would have wished for at the FIBA Women World Cup, losing their first opening game to China who won 90-76.
Nigeria was however without some of their key players, the likes of Ezinne Kalu were not present because she was injured.
The D’tigress of did well in the 4th quarter by winning 24-11points but wasn’t enough.
D’tigress will battle it out with France next on February 11th by 6 pm.
Super Eagles of Nigeria moves up in latest FIFA ranking
The Super Eagles move up by four places, currently 32nd in the world and 3rd in Africa in the latest FIFA ranking, in Africa Nigeria is behind Senegal and Morocco.
Senegal is currently 18th and 1st Africa after they emerged as Africa Cup of Nations Champions.
NFF president meets with Odion Ighalo ahead of World Cup Qualifiers
The Nigeria Football Federation President Amaju Pinnnick has reportedly met with Al Hilal player Odion Ighalo to persuade him to represent the Super Eagles for the World Cup Qualifiers.
I recently met Ighalo, he has assured me that playing for his country will always come first and he will ensure the Super Eagles qualify for next year World Cup in Qatar.Amaju Pinnick
Nigeria’s Asisat Oshoala celebrates her 100th game with Barcelona as she’s currently the leading goal scorer in Spain
Oshoala played her 100th game for Barcelona Feminine yesterday, scoring a brace in a 9-1 win over Real Sociedad.
Oshoala is currently the leading goal scorer in Spanish Primera Division Femina.