Tammy Abraham set to represent Nigeria at global level


The Nigeria Football Federation president confirmed his dialogue with the Swansea striker and his father who is keen to see his son play for the Super Eagles.

As there are over 200,000 Nigerian born people in London it is likely that Abraham wouldn't be the last player to make the switch, with Arsenal and Chelsea stars Alex Iwobi and Victor Moses having made the switch in the past.

In a statement Abraham insisted: 'Contrary to reports in the media today I would like to clarify that I have not agreed to switch my National team allegiance.

In addition to this, five members of England's under 20 World Cup winning squad remain eligible to switch to Nigeria - Fikayo Tomori, Ovie Ejaria, Sheyi Ojo, Dominic Solanke and Ademola Lookman.

"I can confirm I met the President of the NFF after our last game against Tottenham at Wembley on Saturday given he is a friend of my father".

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SunSport revealed yesterday that Nigeria's FA chief met the England Under-21 striker and his father in a bid to persuade him to play for them. He and his parents have started the necessary documents to effect the switch.

"Clearly he understands he stands a better chance playing for the Super Eagles", he added.

As much of a blow as it is for the Super Eagles, who are likely to be on their way to Russian Federation for the World Cup in 2018, it's great news for England that they are not losing one of their most promising young players.

"I have said it often that my relationship with his father would help and so it was important to speak to them together", said Pinnick.