The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) are trying to get English player Tammy Abraham to switch allegiance to the country of his father.
Abraham, who was born and raised in London and has represented England at the youth level, is still however eligible to switch his allegiance to Nigeria to play for the Super Eagles rather than the England’s Three Lions.
NFF president Amaju Pinnick and Tammy’s father grew up in the same neighbourhood in Delta State and the federation boss wants to use the relationship to lure the Chelsea loanee to the Super Eagles.
Pinnick told BBC Sport;
“We are working on getting Abraham; Tammy is like my son. His father and I grew up in the same neighbourhood,”
“So when they talk about him, I just laugh because I know what to do.”
Abraham has represented England at Under-18 level and played four games for England at the European U-21 Championship in June.
He is the latest player of Nigerian descent the NFF are trying to bring to the Super Eagles following the successful snapping of the likes of Victor Moses, Alex Iwobi and recently Ola Aina.