AFCON: Wearing the Super Eagles jersey brings pressure, admits Ademola Lookman.


AFCON: Ademola Lookman admits feeling the pressure of representing the Super Eagles.

The 26-year-old winger, who previously played for England’s youth teams, was cleared by FIFA to switch allegiance to Nigeria in 2022. Lookman has been a standout performer for Nigeria in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations, tallying three goals and one assist.

His recent goal-scoring exploits, including the decisive goal against Angola, have made him one of Nigeria’s key players in the tournament. Lookman’s achievements have placed him among the elite company of Nigerian players who have scored three or more goals in the knockout stages of a single AFCON tournament.

Speaking to the BBC, Lookman acknowledged the weight of expectation that comes with wearing the Nigerian jersey, expressing pride in representing the country despite the pressure it entails.

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