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Fikayo Tomori: Why I chose England over Nigeria

Fikayo Tomori

I chose England because they sent an invite first, says Tomori

Fikayo Tomori born in Canada to parents of Nigerian heritage, last week chose to represent England, who he has represented at various youth levels at the senior level.

A revelation in the heart of defence for a new-look Chelsea was being mooted to feature for the Super Eagles and his country of birth after a fine start to the season.

Meanwhile, last week both the 21-year-old and Tammy Abraham, another player of Nigerian heritage were called up by the Three Lions for their upcoming European qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Bulgaria this week.

Whilst he noted that it would be hard to say no to England, Tomori revealed the Three Lions were not the outright favourite from the onset.

“England is such a big nation, as well as Nigeria and Canada, so I think I was going to be happy with whoever called me up – but it’s nice it is England,” he told Goal.

“It wasn’t England all the way. I had certain people and certain things that I had to consider.

“I spoke to my family and people that I care about it and that’s the decision I came to. So, when England came calling, it was difficult to say no.

“It was just more of a thing I was waiting for a call-up because the last international break I didn’t get a call-up from anyone. This international break, I was waiting for a call-up and England called me up.”


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