Chelsea loanee at Swansea City FC Kevin Oghenetega Tamaraebi Bakumo-Abraham, simply known as Tammy Abraham has dashed the hopes brewing within football loving Nigerians by dumping the outstretched limbs of his native, Nigeria while flailing and waiving for the attention of England.
The lanky striker, who has featured for England at all age-grade levels but hasn’t featured for the senior team and therefore is still eligible to play for Nigeria, made his intention known in a statement released after throngs of news went round that he has agreed to switch to the Super Eagles after meeting with NFF President, Mr. Amaju Pinnick.
“Contrary to reports in the media today
(Thursday) I would like to clarify that I have not agreed to switch my national team allegiance,” said Abraham.
The 19-year-old, however, confirmed that he met Mr. Pinnick but insisted nothing about his national team allegation was finalised.
“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.
“However , any suggestion that I have made a decision to change my international representation is incorrect and wide off the mark.
He further poured constraints into NFF’s hope of bringing him in to turn out in the all greens of the Super Eagles when he declared he’s available for England.
“I have informed The FA that I remain
available for selection for England .”
If the teenager stick to this controversial decision, he’ll join Bournemouth FC’s Jordan Ibe on the list of ‘England youngsters with Nigerian origins who turned down offer to play for Nigeria’.