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Efe Ambrose Reveals Why Fikayo Tomori Is Not Proud Of His Nigerian Root by LifestyleTonite: 2:50pm On Oct 04, 2019
Former Super Eagles defender, Efe Ambrose has revealed why Fikayo Tomori is not proud of his Nigerian roots.

He made this known in reaction to the news that the Chelsea player had been called to play for the Three Lions of England.

Also called to join the squad for England’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Czech Republic and Bulgaria is Tammy Abraham.

If both players accept and eventually play for England, their eligibility to play for Nigeria will be ruined.

Reacting to the news, Efe Ambrose stated that he was shocked when he was told Tomori had Nigerian roots. This was during their time together at Derby County.

According to Efe, he doesn’t find fault with him because he was born and raised in England.

“Tomori was very popular at Derby. He has later voted the player of the season but not once did he talked about his Nigerian roots. In fact, it was a journalist friend of mine that told him he has Nigerian roots. It’s very unusual because most Nigerian players born abroad usually like to associate with fellow Nigerians particularly if you have played for the national team as I did for years,” the 30-year-old told Owngoalnigeria.

”I am not surprised, in fact, I would have if he decided to represent Nigeria. He feels very British which is understandable considering the fact that he was born and raised there. Canada is the biggest losers considering the fact that he played for them at U17 level based on what I gathered”, Efe Ambrose said.

https://wotzup.ng/efe-ambrose-reveals-why-fikayo-tomori-is-not-proud-of-his-nigerian-root/

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Re: Efe Ambrose Reveals Why Fikayo Tomori Is Not Proud Of His Nigerian Root by oloriooko(m): 3:12pm On Oct 04, 2019
So FIKAYO TOMORI sounds English to him abi to the extent that the name never rang bell that he's probably from Africa? Or na Canadians dey bear FIKAYO or TOMORI? angry undecided

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Re: Efe Ambrose Reveals Why Fikayo Tomori Is Not Proud Of His Nigerian Root by BiafranBushBoy: 4:57pm On Oct 04, 2019
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Re: Efe Ambrose Reveals Why Fikayo Tomori Is Not Proud Of His Nigerian Root by emmyw(m): 4:58pm On Oct 04, 2019
Nonsense

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Re: Efe Ambrose Reveals Why Fikayo Tomori Is Not Proud Of His Nigerian Root by naijadrivablog: 4:59pm On Oct 04, 2019
If it is not Nigerian, it cannot be like Nigerian, Tomori.
Re: Efe Ambrose Reveals Why Fikayo Tomori Is Not Proud Of His Nigerian Root by nateDZA(m): 4:59pm On Oct 04, 2019
undecided

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Re: Efe Ambrose Reveals Why Fikayo Tomori Is Not Proud Of His Nigerian Root by damosky12(m): 4:59pm On Oct 04, 2019
There is no reason to fault the young man.

He was born and raised in England and was probably not well intimated about his roots.

He probably knows very little about Nigeria. I won't be surprised if he doesn't know what his name means...

Hence, the choice to play for England.

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Re: Efe Ambrose Reveals Why Fikayo Tomori Is Not Proud Of His Nigerian Root by Naijaarchive(m): 4:59pm On Oct 04, 2019
But his name already tells about his root now

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Re: Efe Ambrose Reveals Why Fikayo Tomori Is Not Proud Of His Nigerian Root by ckzo(f): 4:59pm On Oct 04, 2019
Good for him
I hope he doesn't regret it

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Re: Efe Ambrose Reveals Why Fikayo Tomori Is Not Proud Of His Nigerian Root by sammyj: 4:59pm On Oct 04, 2019
sad To hell with him abeg. We have many other talents in this country !!

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Re: Efe Ambrose Reveals Why Fikayo Tomori Is Not Proud Of His Nigerian Root by ebujany(m): 5:00pm On Oct 04, 2019
My son would do same....who Nigeria EPP?

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Re: Efe Ambrose Reveals Why Fikayo Tomori Is Not Proud Of His Nigerian Root by kolafolabi(m): 5:00pm On Oct 04, 2019
I don't think it's by force since he was born in the UK. Besides, if I were in their shoes, I would rather do the same.
Re: Efe Ambrose Reveals Why Fikayo Tomori Is Not Proud Of His Nigerian Root by FuckDaMods: 5:00pm On Oct 04, 2019
Why is it a surprise to many that Tomori has Nigerian roots?
His first name Fikayo is clearly yoruber! So i don't understand.

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Re: Efe Ambrose Reveals Why Fikayo Tomori Is Not Proud Of His Nigerian Root by Yinxies(f): 5:00pm On Oct 04, 2019
I tire ooo

oloriooko:
So FIKAYO TOMORI sounds English to him abi to the extent that the name never rang bell that he's probably from Africa? Or na Canadians dey bear FIKAYO or TOMORI? angry undecided

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Re: Efe Ambrose Reveals Why Fikayo Tomori Is Not Proud Of His Nigerian Root by PMONEY6: 5:00pm On Oct 04, 2019
You forgot to tell us that he used to take some cheap weed as well.
For him to have believed that his father was British for bearing the name FIKAYO.

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Re: Efe Ambrose Reveals Why Fikayo Tomori Is Not Proud Of His Nigerian Root by drips8(m): 5:00pm On Oct 04, 2019
A lot of Nigerians currently living here are not proud of Nigeria and we can't blame them.

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Re: Efe Ambrose Reveals Why Fikayo Tomori Is Not Proud Of His Nigerian Root by Timileyin1234(m): 5:01pm On Oct 04, 2019
All of them shu gerout

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Re: Efe Ambrose Reveals Why Fikayo Tomori Is Not Proud Of His Nigerian Root by MedicH: 5:01pm On Oct 04, 2019
There's nothing good about being a Nigerian. Only calamity.
Re: Efe Ambrose Reveals Why Fikayo Tomori Is Not Proud Of His Nigerian Root by akereconfi: 5:02pm On Oct 04, 2019
Allow him rest jor



What does Nigeria has to offer him?
As Isaac Promise die now, has NFF even released a statement?


NIGERIA had done nothing for him

He stands to lose nothing abandoning Nigeria...

At least wherever he is playing, his allowances and match bonuses will be paid swiftly. He wouldn't get embarrassed at the airport because some circus of clowns called NFF didn't sort their flight.


Thumbs up Tomori, you did the right thing

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Re: Efe Ambrose Reveals Why Fikayo Tomori Is Not Proud Of His Nigerian Root by DoTheNeedful: 5:02pm On Oct 04, 2019
Good for him. But I hope he doesn't come to Nigeria in the future with his British accent to hustle endorsements with the likes of Iwobi, Musa, Chukwueze and co. John Fashanu comes to mind in this regard. If he does, the thunder wey wire am go pass 100000 volts. angry

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Re: Efe Ambrose Reveals Why Fikayo Tomori Is Not Proud Of His Nigerian Root by abbey621(m): 5:02pm On Oct 04, 2019
Efe Efe Efe, sometimes it's best to keep shut.....FIKAYO TOMORI, bros you couldn't tell he was Nigerian? Seriously! angry angry angry

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Re: Efe Ambrose Reveals Why Fikayo Tomori Is Not Proud Of His Nigerian Root by faith551(m): 5:03pm On Oct 04, 2019
Whats the fuss about these Tomori and Abraham sef They are just young boys that happened to gain attention few months ago, they might just end up to be one season wonders for all I care. There are Good Nigerian footballers littered within the country and beyond. If they choose to Play somewhere else good for them and we should be able to say that to ourselves too and look for the next best stop to make

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Re: Efe Ambrose Reveals Why Fikayo Tomori Is Not Proud Of His Nigerian Root by oshe11: 5:04pm On Oct 04, 2019
oloriooko:
So FIKAYO TOMORI sounds English to him abi to the extent that the name never rang bell that he's probably from Africa? Or na Canadians dey bear FIKAYO or TOMORI? angry undecided
Na Japanese

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Re: Efe Ambrose Reveals Why Fikayo Tomori Is Not Proud Of His Nigerian Root by quickly: 5:05pm On Oct 04, 2019
oloriooko:
So FIKAYO TOMORI sounds English to him abi to the extent that the name never rang bell that he's probably from Africa? Or na Canadians dey bear FIKAYO or TOMORI? angry undecided


His parents were nigerians but he was born and brought up in Britain, he speak British English not Nigeria. is the reason for his name...tommorrow he can change name to John Doe.

Nigerians bearing foreign name nko ..100% of the north is bearing Arab name (Ahmed Musa)

Why should he play for Nigeria?

He has better chance of career progress with
England

The talents in Nigeria nobody recognises them until they go abroad

for eg Anthony Joshua, we have boxers trainging in National Stadium every day no company etc have sponsor them to win world tittle

or even build world class boxi ng gym

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Re: Efe Ambrose Reveals Why Fikayo Tomori Is Not Proud Of His Nigerian Root by sylve11: 5:06pm On Oct 04, 2019
oloriooko:
So FIKAYO TOMORI sounds English to him abi to the extent that the name never rang bell that he's probably from Africa? Or na Canadians dey bear FIKAYO or TOMORI? angry undecided

read to understand. Understanding na free of charge. tongue cool
Re: Efe Ambrose Reveals Why Fikayo Tomori Is Not Proud Of His Nigerian Root by Kakamorufu(m): 5:07pm On Oct 04, 2019
if so, blame his dumass parents grin
Re: Efe Ambrose Reveals Why Fikayo Tomori Is Not Proud Of His Nigerian Root by toffyz(m): 5:07pm On Oct 04, 2019
k

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Re: Efe Ambrose Reveals Why Fikayo Tomori Is Not Proud Of His Nigerian Root by Nobody: 5:07pm On Oct 04, 2019
Maybe we should blame his root for not telling him earlier. If u don't knw abt a country/state, their names won't matter to u. He can decide to pronounce his name other ways and we here knw d right pronunciation. No shit man. Good luck to u

My opinion
Re: Efe Ambrose Reveals Why Fikayo Tomori Is Not Proud Of His Nigerian Root by Chuks9000: 5:08pm On Oct 04, 2019
Shocked? But I thought you knew y?

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