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  • NigeriaWorldToday [Home] > Nigerian Sport > Fikayo Tomori, Nigerian Chelsea Defender, Says Why He Pledges to England and not Nigeria

    Fikayo Tomori, Nigerian Chelsea Defender, Says Why He Pledges to England and not Nigeria


    Tomori Fikayo
    Fikayo Tomori during Young Lion of England Training before their 1st match in 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup

    Nigerian Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori explained why he’s pitching his international football tent with England instead of Nigeria, his parents’ country.

    Fikayo who was born in Calgary, a city in Alberta province of Canada has once played for Canadian Under-20 soccer team.

    Tomori was the captain of Canada U-20 national football squad, the Canucks, that beat England U20s team, the Young Lion, 2 – 1 in an international friendly match played in March, 2016. The Young Lions also featured another Nigerian Ola Aina in this match.

    Fikayo Tomori told the England Football Association that

    It was a tough decision because I’d spent two camps with Canada and had built relationships there, but when England came calling they had the Euros and the World Cup to come so I thought it was a good opportunity

    Having grown up and playing in England, it was a bit easier as well so I think I made the right decision and it was one that I had to make.

    Fikayo and his parent left Calgary, Canada for London, England when he was less than one year old.

    Tomori Fikayo started his football career with Riverview United before joining Chelsea Fooball Club.

    Tomori, who is now 19 years old will be making his sixth appearance at the South Korea Republic 2017 Fifa U-20 Competition when England slogs it out with Italy on Thursday, 8 June in the semi-final match.

    Fikayo and his parents
    Fikayo and his parents

    Oluwafikayomi Oluwadamilola  Tomori  was born 19 December 1997.


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