Chelsea of England defender, Fikayo Tomori has eventually been certified out of the reach of Nigeria, following his competitive cap for the country where he plies his trade, which also means his nation of birth, Canada cannot call him up as well, megasportsarena.com reports.
Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) had been on the trail of Tomori since the 21-year-old stopper burst into The Blues’ first team this season, but the fact now is that he will never play for the Super Eagles, following his England debut at the weekend.
This comes after Tomori stepped off the bench in the 84th minute of The Three Lions’ 4-0 win away to Kosovo in the European 2020 Championship qualifiers on Sunday, replacing Trent Alexander-Arnold and earned his cap-tying appearance for Gareth Southgate’s team.
The former Derby County defender, who had previously been capped at youth level by both England and Canada, follows Tammy Abraham as the latest Nigerian-born player to be tied to an England international career, after John Salako John Fashanu, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Ross Barkley and Dele Alli.
Tomori’s former with Chelsea prompted Nigeria and England to sit up and take notice, but The Three Lions have hooked another gain, just a month after they got his fellow-Blues’ Nigerian-born lad, Abraham, who made his competitive debut against Czech Republic.