British-Nigerian player Tomori talks about his love for jollof rice

British-Nigerian defender Fikayo Tomori, while talking about how difficult it was for him to choose a country to represent play for, also revealed his love for the Nigerian jollof.

Before his selection into the Three Lions’ fold, the 21-year-old was eligible to play for his country of birth, Canada or Nigeria through his parents.

British-Nigerian player Tomori talks about his love for jollof rice


Although he is yet to make his debut appearance for England, Tomori said he never received an invitation from the Super Eagles before joining Gareth Southgate’s team.

“I just wanted to go as far as I can and that also involves playing for the national team.

“It was a difficult choice for me. It was something I had to think about for a year or two and I was previously at the U21 Euros, so I wasn’t thinking too far ahead, but then there was a lot of talk and questions and I had to make a decision.

“England called me up in September, and I didn’t get a call up from anyone when they called me up, it was hard to say no to them,” Tomori told OmaSportsTV

Despite his international commitment to the Three Lions, the former Derby County and Hull City defender affirmed that he is still Nigerian and also confessed his love for the country’s delicacies.

“But 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 added.

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