Super Eagles eligible central defender Fikayo Tomori has admitted that he is proud of his Nigerian roots.
The 21-year-old was selected in Gareth Southgate’s latest squad for Euro 2020 qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Bulgaria earlier this month.
Tomori’s parents are of Nigerian descent while he is also eligible for Canada having been born in Calgary, representing them three times at Under-20s level.
His breakthrough into Chelsea’s first-team under Frank Lampard this seasson sparked a scramble to secure his international future but Tomori insisted he had no contact with Nigeria prior to accepting Southgate’s call.
”I enjoy Nigerian music, I’m Nigerian, it’s my culture and I’m very proud of it. I enjoy the food too… pounded yam and jollof especially,” he said.
Fikayo Tomori is however still eligible to play for Nigeria as he is yet to make any competitive appearance for England.
It leaves a small window open for him to join the likes of Alex Iwobi and Victor Moses who played for the Super Eagles after representing England at the youth levels.