Fikayo Tomori, Nigerian Chelsea Defender, Says Why He Pledges to England and not Nigeria
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 opportunityHaving 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, 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.
Oluwafikayomi Oluwadamilola Tomori was born 19 December 1997.