Swansea City striker, Tammy Abraham, has revealed that despite being approached by the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, President Amaju Pinnick, playing for Nigeria was not on the cards for him.
Pinnick, who claimed to be friend of the player’s father, had assured football loving Nigerians that Tammy Abraham will represent Nigeria at senior level having played for England youth teams.
Born and raised in London, Abraham was eligible to play for the Super Eagles through his parents, but he opted to pledge his allegiance to England.
But after being called up to England’s senior squad for the friendly matches against Germany and Brazil, Abraham maintained that there was never any real prospect of him playing for Nigeria.
He told Sky Sports, “I was pretty set on England really. Playing in the Premier League meant it would be nice to play in the England team as well.
“It was flattering [that Nigeria wanted me], but for me my main focus was here.
“They tried to, but like I said, the main focus was England. I see myself as being a long-term England player — I am 100 percent focused here to try and get into that team.”
The striker has scored four goals since joining Swansea on loan from Chelsea in the summer.