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Chelsea striker, Tammy Abraham speaks on possibility of playing for Nigeria’s Super Eagles

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Chelsea striker, Tammy Abraham speaks on possibility of playing for Nigeria’s Super Eagles

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Chelsea star, Tammy Abraham has opened up possibilities of playing for the Super Eagles in the coming future BlackBox Nigeria has gathered. This is coming after the 21-year-old dumped the country in the past choosing instead to play for the English National side. 

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Born Kevin Oghenetega Tamaraebi Bakumo-Abrahamon October 2, 1997, Tammy has played for England’s U-18, U-19 and U-21 side scoring a total of 16 goals.

In 2017, Tammy Abraham snubbed Nigeria’s invitation after initially given a green light. President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick who happens to be a childhood friend of Abraham’s father had revealed that the kid showed interest in playing for Nigeria at the time but in a swift and shocking reaction, Abraham’s team refuted the claim disclosing that he was focusing on his career with England at the time. The budding star was rewarded with a call up for The Three Lions’ friendlies against Brazil and Germany. He was thereafter dumped in the country’s preparation for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. 

After earlier rejections, Tammy is now considering playing for the Super Eagles

Moving forward, Tammy Abraham has now reopened the possibility of playing for the Super Eagles following his first team call up for English giants, Chelsea under Frank Lampard.

He recently disclosed that “Anything is still possible, I have not ruled it out completely but we will see,” he said when asked if he would still consider playing for Nigeria. 

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Tammy Abraham has played for English clubs; Bristol City (23 goals), Swansea City (5 goals) and Aston Villa where he scored 25 goals in 37 matches. He played for these clubs while on loan from Chelsea.

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