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English Starlet To Play For Nigeria?

English Starlet To Play For Nigeria?

By Keegan Kruger - Sep 10, 2017 05:00 PM @KeeganKruger

The Nigerian Football Federation are trying to persuade a U21 England international to represent the Super Eagles at senior level.

Click through the gallery above to see some stars who chose Africa over Europe at senior level.

Swansea striker Tammy Abraham, who is on loan from Chelsea, has played for the Three Lions in three different age groups (U18, U19 and U21), and is eligible for Nigeria through his father's heritage.

NFF president Amaju Pinnick, apparently a friend of the forward’s dad, has confirmed that the African giants are working on getting the forward to honour a call-up.

"We are working on getting Abraham," Pinnick said, as quoted by FourFourTwo.

"Tammy is like my son. His father and I grew up in the same neighbourhood.

"So when they talk about him, I just laugh because I know what to do."

Nigeria are close to booking their plane ticket to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, as they lead their qualifying group.

Africans Who Switched Allegiances At Senior Level

Abraham scored his first Premier League goal for Swansea against Crystal Palace before the international break and then went onto score a goal against Latvia for the Young Lions.

Do you think the striker should consider representing the Super Eagles? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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FlyingBucs Joined: 22 Aug 2017
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FlyingBucs Sep 11, 2017 07:52 AM
Eventually he will
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WhooseWakudala Sep 10, 2017 09:34 PM
Let Abraham decides himself. You allowed him to play for England junior teams, you are late and you gonna disturb this boy.
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Terah Maqepula Sep 10, 2017 09:14 PM
Slam liver
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spheceboluhle Sep 10, 2017 07:39 PM
NO leave the boy alone
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Bridgertte Layun Sep 10, 2017 07:08 PM
it's up to him
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Myaka weliPhefeni Sep 10, 2017 06:01 PM
They mst convince him maybe his gonna lyk to play his father s country
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