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Exclusive: Nigeria/Brazil Clash: We’re Not Worried About Abraham’s Decision To Play For England


Ahead of Nigeria’s international friendly match against Brazil, Super Eagles media officer, Toyin Ibitoye has revealed that Chelsea forward, Tammy Abraham’s decision to represent the Three Lions of England doesn’t affect the game plan of team manager, Gernot Rohr.

Abraham was named by England manager, Gareth Southgate in the team that will face Bulgaria and Czech in Euro 2020 qualifier after his impressive goal scoring form for Chelsea in the Premier League.

The former England youth international was invited alongside teammate, Fikayo Tomori who has also been in the wish-list of the Super Eagles technical adviser.

However, Ibitoye told Soccernet.ng that Tammy Abraham never showed any sign that he wanted to play for the Super Eagles. He also revealed that Nigeria has players that are willing and determine to make the country proud.

“Tammy Abraham never made up his mind to play for the Super Eagles of Nigeria even though we are very open to invite him if he declares that interest,” Ibitoye told Soccernet.ng.

“The fact that he has chosen England truly shows that he wants to play for the Three Lions and Gernot Rohr is not worried about it. We can’t question his decision because we have players who are capable of scoring goals for the Super Eagles.

“Victor Osimhen has shown some level of maturity in his game as witnessed in his club, Lille in the French League. I think the issue of Abraham doesn’t mean anything to the team because it;’s his personal decision.”

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