The Deputy Governor of Osun state, Otunba Titi Laoye-Tomori has disclosed that her nephew, Fikayo Tomori of the Chelsea Football Club would soon arrive Nigeria to play for the Super Eagles.
Mrs. Tomori made this known on Thursday while hosting members of the executive committee and other members of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Osun state chapter in her office in Osogbo.
She said the Super Eagles would perform better once the footballer joins them saying that she is proud of Fikayo’s exploits in Chelsea and England in general.
Fikayo, also known as Oluwafikayomi Oluwadamilola was born 19 December 1997. He is a professional footballer who plays as a defender for Championship club Hull City on a loan from Premier League Club, Chelsea.
According to her, there are indications that the skilful player, who hails from Ilesa may arrive Nigeria soon and play for the Super Eagles.
She expressed her desire to see Fikayo play for Nigeria in the nearest future even though he has played for both Canada and England at youth level.
The deputy governor said, “It would be my dream to see him play for the Super Eagles someday. We are so proud of him, so also is his parents. He is a true professional and also very humble. He works so hard for his team and no wonder he has won so much at such young age.
“I was with his dad recently and we spoke a lot about his chances of coming to play for Nigeria soon. Right now, he is focusing on his club career and we hope he will come represent his father land soon.”
On the expected performance of the Super Eagles at the 2018 World Cup tournament in Russia, Mrs Tomori said, “We have a great chance to go far and I believe we have a great squad to do that. I have watched one or two of their games and I was impressed. We are optimistic we will go far.”
Tomori who is 6 ft 1 is eligible to represent Nigeria at international level through his parents, Canada through his birth in Calgary and England through his upbringing having lived in the country since he was a toddler.