Super Eagles: Abraham Undecided
By Samuel Victor Akpan
After scoring his first Champions League goal for Chelsea on Wednesday, Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham says he has not made up his mind on his International future.
The 22-year old is eligible to play for Nigeria despite playing for England at three youth level teams and also featuring in friendly games against Brazil and Germany in 2017.
After a fine start to the season for Chelsea which has seen him score eight goals in all competitions, the Chelsea academy product has been the subject of a tussle between Nigeria and England over his international future but he says he is solely focused on Chelsea at the moment.
“I haven’t made a decision yet. I am focused on the club’’, disclosed Abraham to BBC Radio 5 Live.
“I am from an area where I have grown up with different culture background. I am fully aware Nigeria is a massive country.”
“It is always a privilege to be wanted by both nations, I love both nations and for me I am clearly doing something right for Chelsea. My time will come.”
Top Nigerian football officials were said to have met with the Chelsea player months back in a bid to convince him to commit to the Super Eagles but nothing remains decided.
However, Abraham is expected to be handed a call up to the England squad by Manager Gareth Southgate when he announces his squad on Thursday for the upcoming international games against Czech Republic and Bulgaria.
Fellow Chelsea teammate Fikayo Tomori- who like Abraham is also eligible to play for Nigeria- is also expected to be called up by Southgate after also impressing for Chelsea so far this season.
Tomori has made seven appearances for Chelsea this season scoring once- in a 5-2 win against Wolves at the Molineux.