highly rated Chelsea teen ahead Tammy Abraham has requested to be left out of Nigeria’s squad for their upcoming AFCON 2019 qualifiers towards South Africa, as he wants to center of attention on playing for England.
Abraham who is on mortgage to Bristol city went into the report books when he scored his nineteenth league intention of the season within the English Championship to turn out to be the primary teenager ever to score sixteen or more objectives in a Championship season.
general he has 22 targets this season, a tally which may have been more if now not for the injury he sustained that noticed him neglected some video games.
Nigeria approached the father of the britain adolescence international, who incidentally is a detailed childhood buddy of the president of the Nigeria soccer Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick, but their request to see him swap allegiance to Nigeria instantly was turned down.
” Tammy gained’t be within the Nigerian team for upcoming qualifiers, possibly someday however now not so fast. He has verified his participation for England on the U-20 World Cup in Korea, which is round related time when Nigeria shall be taking up South Africa”, Owngoalnigeria.com uk (UK) correspondent Michael James reports.
” he’s eager about progressing throughout the ranks of the English national staff set up. He has been instructed he is the long run with age no longer on the facet of Wayne Rooney, Jamie Vardy and Jermaine Defoe who’re all ahead of him in the England pecking order”.
The 19 year outdated becomes the 2d Anglo-Nigerian participant who has decide to represent England as a substitute of Nigeria throughout the house of 1 week, as Everton Ademola Lookman also did comparable final week.