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NFF convinces Chelsea striker, Tammy Abraham to play for Nigeria

Nigeria Football Federation have convinced Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham to snub England and represent the Super Eagles at international level.

Abraham made his England debut in a friendly win over Germany in November 2017 before appearing against Brazil a week later but is free to switch as he has yet to play a competitive match for Gareth Southgate.

But Abraham, who has scored four goals in his last two Chelsea games, has told Nigeria that he will not give them a final decision until next April.

Nigerian Football Federation president Amaju Pinnock said: “We will not relent in our quest for good players to pay for the country and win laurels. We will keep talking to good players of Nigerian descent to play for their Fatherland.

“But these kids are very independent minded. We have been told to wait until April 2020, when he hopes to make a final decision on the matter.

“I told him that he had a better chance of playing regularly for Nigeria than with England, which has a galaxy of strikers.”

Abraham won 25 caps for England Under-21s, scoring nine goals.

Previously, Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha in 2016 opted to snub England, despite coach Gareth Southgate’s attempts to persuade him, and decided to play for the Ivory Coast.

Express UK.

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