ROAD TO RUSSIA: Should NFF Continue To Pursue Tammy Abraham?

ROAD TO RUSSIA: Should NFF Continue To Pursue Tammy Abraham?

Tammy Abraham is in fine form at the moment and he is still eligible to play for Nigeria.

The Swansea striker, on loan from Premier League champions Chelsea, scored twice on Saturday as his side defeated Huddersfield in a league fixture, taking his tally to an impressive four goals for the season.

Abraham has played for England at age-grade levels but his parents are Nigerian and he can still switch nationality in time for the Super Eagles’ Russia 2018 campaign.

Nigeria Football Federation President Amaju Pinnick, who knew Tammy’s parents from Warri, has not hidden his intention to make the 20-year-old join the likes of Victor Moses, Alex Iwobi and William Troost-Ekong in turning out for the Super Eagles after featuring for other countries’ junior sides.

Although Abraham has publicly stated his intention to wait for a senior England chance despite admitting that he indeed met with Pinnick, opinion is still divided regarding his usefulness for Nigeria in Russia.

So, should the NFF continue to pursue the tall, rangy striker? Or do the Super Eagles have enough firepower in Odion Ighalo, Kelechi Iheanacho, Henry Onyekuru, Victor Osimhen and Anthony Nwakaeme?

It is time to have your say as Completesportsnigeria.com start our Road To Russia World Cup Debate series.

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  • Capital#NO in USA’94 RashidiYekini was from ASEC MEMOSAS FC(Fashanu,Efan Ikoku)players from EPL are Lazy and Uncommitted

  • If he want to play for England let him go.

  • PapaFem 11 months ago

    I absolutely support Nigreria’s pursuance of this guys. Sometimes, we’ve got to drop our pride and face the reality. The quality that players in the category of Tammy have to the team can not be over-emphasized. In fact, Super Eagles is what it is today because of these wonderful additions. No Nigerian fan will be confident we are winning a match without Victor Moses, Leon Balogun, Carl Ikeme (before he fell ill) William Ekong and Alex Iwobi. We know where they all came from. They’ve brought so much to the team. Many fans arguing that pursuing this boy is not worth it are saying that because he turned us down. Many failed to see the circumstances surrounding his statement of rebuttal and his primary cultural exposure. it’s natural his initial loyality lies with the system that produced him. If need to talk him round to see what we’ve got to offer, I don’t think there’s anything wrong in that. He is the only striker of Nigerian origin banging goals in the premiership as at this morning. We may have another Yekini out there waiting to explode.

    • Adeydee 11 months ago

      @PapaFem, do you think Tammy would have changed his mind and play for Nigeria in a million years if we did not qualify for the world cup? We might never really be able to prove that but I do not think so. I understand your explanations about his circumstances but if he clearly said he is not interested in Nigeria before we qualified and suddenly began to make a subtle turn around after we have qualified for world cup, do you think that is fair enough on other players who laboured for us to qualify? I am not saying all the players who qualified us must go to world cup as I agree we need the very best without sentiments but still continuity and team bonding is still a big factor. It is not all about the skills of an individual because team spirit is also very important. In this typical case of Tammy we still need to tread cautiously. If he still said he was pondering on it that would have been understandable but he clearly said England is his priority. I think they should just let him be. If he wants to play for us at this point, he should make it known just like he made us know before that he preferred England. He is a special talent but definitely not special enough for Nigeria to start begging him.

      • PapaFem 11 months ago

        My dear Adeydee, there was never a time he clearly come out to say he didn’t want Nigeria. No! In fact, the statement he released after Pinnick said he had agreed to play for us didn’t completely suggest he wasn’t interested. He had being interviewed even after the initial statement and he said, “There are a lot of things going on. For me that is a sign you are doing something right if Nigeria are fighting for you and England want you as well.” That clearly shows the war going on in his mind. He really has a decision to make and I don’t blame him. He’s only 19 and still has a lot of years of international football in him. Let’s just give him the chance to make up his mind. Pinnick going to London to meet him and the family doesn’t mean he went there to beg him. We heard the NFF President was close to the dad. Saying ‘Guy, your son is good, and I would like him to be in the SE,’ isn’t tantamount to begging. People are just overflogging this issue. We don’t expect a boy, whose only affiliation to the country is the family to just take a plunge. He simply needs to think it through. We should give him that chance.

    • charles emeka okwu 11 months ago

      Spot on papafem. I think many opposing the pursuace of this kid is out of hate. I see no reason why one will prefer a player in the dannish league or belgian league to an epl player who is doing very well. For christ sake the belgian and dannish league is not as competative as the english championship let alone the epl so any player doing well in the epl is obviously good. This kid have lived all his life in britain so that change of culture maybe difficult for him. The likes of iwobi and moses turned us down initially before having a rethink even it was mr chuka iwobi who persuaded his son to come to the u23 camp then. Victor moses only thought of his chances with the super eagles when he wasnt getting invitation to the english u21s. This kid is still very young and needs all the time to think about his international future. My greatest hapiness is qualifying to the world and having quality players(both young and old) have made the super eagles attractive again unlike few years back. This has made some of this european born nigerian kids to start nuturing the ambition of playing for nigeria very soon. Rumour has it that we may be having the likes of felix udokhai(wolfubug),jordon torunarigha(hertha berlin) and joshua onomah(aston villa) in the team very soon.

    • Tgrace 11 months ago

      Bless your heart bro, love you sir. Bless your mind bro, keep it up
      Love ur insight well well

  • That boy is afraid of the strikes we have in super eagles . let him go but it is the end that matters a lot. Let him think twice

  • Bomboy 11 months ago

    Leave him alone. He will regret not grabbing the opportunity to play for his father land after we win the world cup. He shouldlearn from the mistake of the likes of Patrick Owomoyela, Gabriel Agbonlahor and co.

  • PapaFem you’ve nailed it straight.I wonder why anyone would expect the boy to jump into acceptance on the asking simply because he is Nigerian by birth. He should be given time to absolve such request and also weigh the proposal before deciding. He is of a different cultural orientation and may still a boy who had dreams before we ever sold him our angle. Lets be patient with him, others turned us down but when they weighed tge situation enough they came round. NFF please get him and others for us, competition will be good as we will have got the best at the end of our world cup preparation.

  • I am beginning to be fed up with this Tammy Abraham kid. Perhaps very serious discussion has not been had with him. Definitely we need him. He can join Alex Iwobi and be the face of Nigerian future of football. As it stands, it is only Odion Ighalo we have and he is aging. I do not know Kelechi Iheanacho’s problem. Are we noticing it? Iheanacho is dwindling o. We will see if he will feature for Leicester tonight and if he will start or he will come from the bench if he will play at all. Onyekuru Henry is scoring goals for Anderlecht but I don’t trust him for the Eagles. I remember our defeat vs South Africa. Osimhen Victor and Nwakaeme Anthony are not known to me to be assessed. So Tammy is on my radar. We need to really sit with him and tell him that he is first a Nigerian but born in Britain. We should tell him that record shows that the British system is that they prefer blacks whose parents are pure British. They may just manage a player who parents are half British if he is exceptionally good. In Tammy’s case both parent are pure Nigerians, not even grandparent(s). He has no chance of getting into the 3 lions’ squad. Alex Iwobi and Victor Moses and put extra pressure on him. If by December 31 he is still keen to take his chances with England, we can stop pursuing him. We have qualified and no o e should hold us to ransom.

    • Victor osimhen and Anthony nwakaeme are very good strikers. .Tammy cant hold us to ransom, The south Africa game was an off day.
      .The eagles bounced back nicely against Cameroon.

  • Yes We should Continue to pursue him competition is good for the Squad. We must remember two players mentioned in this Anthony Nwakaeme and Odion Ighalo are already Approaching 30 both are 28 yrs respectively, so Abraham is definitely one for the future. SO Yes Super Eagles should definitely contact him again because he also recently made it clear that he hasn’t Completely Shut the door on Nigeria so Genort Rohr and Temi Abitoye Jumping in to conclusions and saying they don’t Need him and, going to the press with that statement is, very very unprofessional and not the correct conduct from the Super eagles Spokes person Abitoye

  • NO! Bring in Osihmen, Success, Onyekuru, iheanacho, Awoniyi. Put them along with Iwobi, 2 moses, and some guys in Italy. Watch them explode

    • You mean Success Isaac?.There’re better players out there.

    • charles emeka okwu 11 months ago

      Oga the fifa world cup is for already made players not rookies. Awoniyi and co are good talents but just be sincere will you trust any of them with super eagle’s striking responsibilty if ighalo and iheanacho arent available? We all hate this kid just because he is yet to make up his mind on playing for the super eagles but late hate not becloud our reasoning. He is a kid born and breed in the uk, have played through the english youth teams up to the u21 and you expect him to just abandon all that and jump to the offer of playing for us? Hell no! The young man needs time to make a decision moveover he is just 19. The likes of iwobi and moses we praise to high heavens of recent turned us down down when first sounded out about playing for us bu later had a rethink. Now that the team have qualified for the world which makes it more attractive i believe with good advisors tammy will definently dorn the green and white jersey of nigeria in russia 2018. I wait to see you guys talk with the other side of your mouth when he starts to perform for the team

  • Manchielassie 11 months ago

    Looks a real talent and he works hard too. Unfortunately you need more than these for international football. You ve got to love the sacrifice and commitment to your national team. Nigeria should never beg. We re not world beaters yet but we proud and lucky with the natural talents at our disposal. He’s said he wants to play for England, NFF should close his case quickily and focus on players committed to the Nigeria dream. England is very much welcomed to have Tammy Abraham.

  • Mike Ejoh 11 months ago

    Capital NO. He should play for England. I liked him when he in the youth team of Chelsea but he has since disappointed. He scores tap-in goals, does not take on defenders, doesn’t have good foot works and not an intelligent striker. Just because he plays for Swansea or born in England doesn’t mean he is better than the players we have. I rate Umar Sadiq higher than him at least we saw what he did at the olympics.

  • let him go, he’ll loose on both sides just like agborlahon, he can never bench harrycane in england national team, nobody should beg him to play for nigeria.

  • Abeg come play for naija

  • Go to Midjtylland, we have a better striker in dat team. We dnt need someone with 4goals after almost 9games

  • Bassey Bakoyo 11 months ago

    As if this guy will play the whole positions in the field, if he is comfortable with England, let him go, even players in the Nigerian league if properly trained and is committed could do better than him.

  • Naija is too big to beg a player to play for us.NFF should forget about him & concentrate on good and early preparation for the world cup.

  • George 11 months ago

    He will be a great asset to Super Eagles. His height and demeanour reminds me of Yekini. His addition will create the much needed competition in Super Eagles.

  • That’s the best thing we can do.The guy is really good.

  • We dont want again
    D guy should jst go

  • Yes. Persuade him. He’s in fine form. We complain about other Nigerians failing to make any impact in the English team. Dele alli is doing well for them.

  • NO! Those who work to achive the big dream are not animal.why will some people work some people should just walk into the pack and eat from others labour.Nigeria can get others who have achive something for this Country be it age grade level……let forget all these guys that play for other country at youth level but turn down our invitation when we needed them to Qualify for WorldCup. there are better players out there!!!

  • Hell is the right place for him

    • Gboyega 11 months ago

      Kilode!!! If you were in his position, what will you do? Go to hell?

  • Adeydee 11 months ago

    If he changes his mind on his own without further pressure, I believe we should welcome him but to go and beg him to play for Nigeria is a capital NO!!!! I think we should let him be at this point and decide wholeheartedly if he wants to. By the way, would he have changed his mind if we did not qualify for the world cup?…..I do not think so.

  • alima marcus 11 months ago

    yes the door is still open for him, but if is still insist on rejecting his fatherland, well we wish him well.

  • Pls allow us to rest. Enough of this “palmy” guy jôh

  • No No No No No No No No No No for Tammy England boi

  • Supatemmy 11 months ago

    NFF is getting me angry,they forsake the likes of Kayode Olanrewaju,osimhen,Nwakaeme n others good strikers but they keep pursuing that slim boy as if he will score 5goals per match.
    He will end up on England bench.

  • charles emeka okwu 11 months ago

    I urge the amaju led nff and rohr to do everything they have to do to get this lad. Its high time we stop hyping and brandishing names of players who arent ready yet for a huge tournamanent as the fifa world cup. After the 2015 u17 has victor oshimeh done anything tangible to deserve a lookin? Henry onyekuru to an extend deserves a chace to fight for a place in the team but does he have the experience and exposure to feature in the fifa world cup? Tammy may be young but for the past 1 season and half have shown he is capable of shouldering super eagles striking responsibility for many years to come if eventually he plays for us. This kid scored over 20 goals in the championship in his first full season as a professional, made the huge step by going out of loan to an epl club and have already scored 4 goals(3 in the league and 1 in a cup game) for the swans this season. Not just about his scoring prowess but his over all contribution to the team. He a traditional number 9, rugged and tough,pacey and blessed with good physique. In the current eagles setup ighalo and iheanacho(who is not a typical #9) are the only strikers we can boast of so getting tammy to the fold will complement the aforementioned duo should injury raise its ugly head. They are other propects who are decent but need to do something tangible to make nff n rohr get tammy off their head. Players like paul onuachu who have been banging in goals for danish side midtyjlland and oshimeh of wolfsburg need to move to a top league and a loan move to prove themselves. Onyekuru’ case is different ie he is versatile so his inclusion if rohr deems it necessary will offer the team better depth than oshimeh n co.

  • BabaDudu 11 months ago

    I thought Tammy Abraham’s should have surpassed Romelo Lukaku, and Kun Aguero if he is that good in scoring goals but he remains in obscurity.

    Nigeria should be proud of what she has now in Henry Onyekuru, Joel Sarenren Bazee & Cyriel Dessers and learn to build their confidence. How can we have good players like these and still be chasing the wind?

    Nigeria should learn to learn her lesson after the embarrassment of Sidney Sam, who was later dumped by Germany after 5 matches, yet he was held in high esteem by the NFF like he was the best.

    Please let Tammy Abraham GO, delete his exist his existence from your memory and encourage Joel Sarenren Bazee, Cyriel Dessers & Henry Onyekuru.

    • charles emeka okwu 11 months ago

      Bro having scored 3 epl for a team that lacks creative quality as swansea is no fluke. He also distingushed himself in the tough and rugged championship with over 20 goals last season. Lets not just hate this kid because he is yet to decide on the national team to choose. Apart from cyriel dessers who plays for utrecht in the eredivisie others you mentioned are far different from tammy. Sarenren bazee is verstile (naturally a winger but can play as a #8 or 10) but is still working his way to full fitness and havent featured for hannover this season, onyekuru is a winger who loves cutting in from the leftflank of the pitch to score goals while tammy is typical #9. As it stands now tammy will be of more importance to the team more than sarenren and onyekuru because we lack that big bodied striker who can deputize ighalo. Nwakaeme is another good mention but he is aging just as ighalo(both are 28). Dessers is decent but i will pick an epl performer to an eredivisie player any day any time

  • He should get away dont wanna see him here again.

  • Monkey no go fit work make baboon come chop.he should wait to play for England, we don’t need him.
    He is a distraction to the team

  • I trust NFF, dem no go wan fall my hand. Tammy ko Tommy ni! Like say he better pass Ighalo…

  • …To me he is not technically gifted.He scores just tap in goals,he does not have that direct play abilities on defenders like Moses and Ighalo….I know he is quite young but you will know the mould of striker from some flashes you see now….But I agree we should not close the doors on him,we should get him and mould his talent into a great striker….

  • We should stick with our current squad. Perhap Add some good home based players. After which the coach should avaid his German philosophy to create a formidable team that can compete in the world stage…we don’t necessary have to win it. Let’s just make an impact… Let the world at least recognize that there is a country in Africa that is gifted in football

    • Dominic go and Sit down Jare!!!, See your head like hyomebased players..wey no even fit beat Ghana abi.. Abeg make we hear word joor. Until home based club win Caf Champions League den we fit talk. for now Home based players is a NO NO!!.. Abeg NFF Go and bring Tammy Abrahams.. We are going to World CUp to win.

  • konanaiah 11 months ago

    I support the NFF trying to get this Tammy guy. Another player I believe NFF should invite is Bonaventure who plays in Belgium…..

  • Is he better or superior to those strikers that played the qualifiers? Let those that worked eat from their labour. Olanrewaju Kayode is there and many other strikers that are ready to wear the green white green jersy. He will watch the world cup on his TV bcs he can never make England team. He should try to avoid stepping on historical bananal peels of players like AGBOLAHOR, FASHANU & CO

    • maximus 11 months ago

      You guys talking about ‘monkey work, baboon chop’ have really not put thinking into what you say. Of all the players it’s only two goalkeepers, Leon, Shehu, Ekong, Echiejile, Mikel Obi, Iwobi, Onazi, Ndidi, Moses, Simon, Ighalo, Iheanacho, Mikel Agu, Musa that have played more than one match. So is Tammy coming to displace any of these guys? Moreover have you taught about loss of form, injury etc. Please if you have any objections regarding his playing for us it shouldn’t be this monkey work, baboon chop. It’s baseless unless Tammy replaces Ighalo and Iheanacho outrightly.

  • Abeg who is this tammy ibrahim or abraham? we dont need him.

  • Why is Nigeria not rather pursuing Francis Odinaka Uzoho, the goalkeeper for La Liga side, Deportivo La Coruna since we’e currently having a crisis in that department?

  • No doubt he is good player bit we must make the super eagles attractive because of the pedigree of players we have in the team,we have a victor osimehn,onyekuru,other players from other leagues that can hold there own,Tammy Abraham should beg to play for Nigeria

  • Honestly i’l prefer Obafemi Akinwunmi Martins to some mediocre player called Tammy A. it would be a slap to Nigeria as a nation of about 180 million people to beg somebody to rep.his country…Moreover he his nt better than Onyekuru & co.

  • We are talking of Tammy Abraham and others. It is good we get our best hands to prosecute this Russian project. Another problem that may make it hard for us is how can our boys keep fit barring injury. Already Victor Moses is injured. How long it will take him to get well and then build up his fitness to take over his regular shirt. The person playing that wing may do well that Conte may decide to put Moses on the bench. May that never happen. Rumours reaching out is that Leon Balogun does not want to sign a new contract extension. For delaying he is going to be starved of match playing time. He may just come on briefly for 2-3 minutes or not at all. Iheanacho, Ahmed Musa are not playing regularly. Only the Chinese groups are playing regularly. So as it is, Tammy Abraham is among those Nigerian players that are regularly playing. This may be among the deciding factors for invitation. Fitness. As the WC is starting in mid-June 2018, we have no time. So any player that does not indicate his willingness to transfer his allegiance to Nigeria by December ending should be left alone. The draws is December 1. So no time. It is going to be very tight.

  • You all are condeming Abraham, why not blame Amaju Pinnick for not being professional enough in the way in which he handled the whole switching thing? I think Amaju was a talkative.

    • charles emeka okwu 11 months ago

      You are spot on bro. From the info i got the switch thing was made to be a secret until it gets to its final phase. Tammy already is contemplating on playing for nigeria and actually had a meeting with pinnick in wales(his parents and manager were present as well) but amaju goofed by spilling the who info out. This caused so much fuss in england football circle which made them to pressurize the lad to debunk amaju’s claims. Even england u21 coach few weeks ago said he fear that alot of english born nigerians in his team are being approaches and many are interestes in dumping england for nigeria. The nff are already in talks with tammy,joshua onomah(on loan to aston villa from spurs), sheyi ojo(on loan to fulham from liverpool),felix udokhai(wolfsburg) and jordan torunarigha(hertha berlin) and it seem the outcome will be positive.

  • Good news. Iheanacho is starting Leicester vs West Bromwich. Let us wish him well. He should outplay Vardy.

  • prince 11 months ago

    We do not need Tammy!this guy is not even better than osimhen,onyekuru,kayode,onuachu,Bonaventure,so what’s all this hype all about…leave the boy alone let him focus on hi’s English career please….

  • Cawike Chibuzo 11 months ago

    I think Tammy Abraham really needs Nigeria more than Nigeria needs him. He will not be able to break into an English national team that has a Harry Kane and a certain Rashfold, with Jamie Vardy not playing badly. There are many others waiting to break into the team. His best opportunity in England will be to play one or two friendlies for them and then forgotten. We have a certain Dressers who is begging to play for us not forgetting Oshimen and Bazee. Tammy Abraham will regret his decision if he really want an international career. No individual is more than a country.

    • charles emeka okwu 11 months ago

      Well said but when mentioning name of players likely to make it to the world cup if we eventualy fail to get tammy oshimeh’s name shouldnt be included. After his 2015 u17 heroics, has he done anything tangible that warants him getting a chance to train with the team let alone been included to the world cup team? He should take his time to develop in wolfsburg amd if the opportunity comes move to the lower divisions where he will get more playing time. Dessers is desperate to play for us just because he doesnt see himself even playing a friendly match for belgium let alone playing in a competative match. He is a good talent but the eredivisie is piss poor so there is no way he will get the nod ahead of tammy who plays in a more competative and demanding league.

  • He is a good player. We shouldn’t give on him. I will advice the coach to to include him in the provisional team against Algeria and the build up to the world cup. I believe that could be appealing to him.

  • Ikor 60 mins
    He is a good player. We shouldn’t give up
    on him. I will advice the coach to to include him in the provisional team against Algeria and the build up to the world cup. I believe that could be appealing to him.

  • My last post of good news concerning Iheanacho may be too early. It seems his partnership with Vardy does not work. I am now having a very strong feeling that Iheanacho will not be starting for Leicester for a long time. He may not even be coming to the field as a first choice substitute. Is it possible Craig might be sacked with this match. They are at 18th on the table.

    • charles emeka okwu 11 months ago

      The coach needs to be sackes. He is way too defensive minded.

  • Never bring any Leven to polite the compact Russian bound Eagles. Where were they when Eagles crushed the likes of African Champions, Algeria and Zambia home and away?

  • We should continue talks with Tammy. He is coming from a different background and exposure, so it will take him time to weigh the options. I sympathize with him but let the communication remain. If this same situation is presented to a home-grown Nigerian, he may buckle.

    • charles emeka okwu 11 months ago

      Exactly vicky. Some here thought it will be easy to just jump into the offer when he has gone through the english terrain his whole life. I believe with the advice of his parents,family members amd seeing the likes of his friends iwobi and aina doing well nigerian colours he will have no choice but to follow suit. I doubt he can dislodge the likes of kane,vardy and rashford to get a starters shirt in the current 3 lions of england team. His best shot of playing at the fifa world cup is with nigeria period. With the look of things tammy is destined to be a nigerian great!

  • Peter Edet 11 months ago

    We should get the best legs to represent us in Russia

  • charles emeka okwu 11 months ago

    I believe the kid was yet to decide before amaju hurredly spilled the beans. The whole switch process was meant to be in secret until it gets to the final stage. After amaju’s pronoucement there were alot of pressure on the kid from the english fa and his coach in swansea which pushed him to debunk amaju’s claims. Mind you, amaju is no fool to come openly to saw what he wasnt sure of but the only wrong doing i see is making such pronouncement when the kid is yet to decide. I believe this tug of war btw england and nigeria for tammy will swing our way. I believe seeing his fellow english born nigerians making a name for theirselves in the nigerian colours and also on the verge of playing at the fifa world cup will entixe him to follow suit. Also alot of european born nigerians are seeing the current super eagles as an attractive project which comprise of good talent young and old players. Current news now is that the likes tomori,onomah,udokhai,ojo and torunarigha will switch to nigeria very soon.

  • Iheanacho makes me fear, But Tammy… ,can go to .Osimhen, sadiq umar, dessers, onuachuu and even evertons onyeekuuruu, are better dat dis lad who possesses little creativity. watch umar play or osimhen(who leaving wolfsburg may b a gud step) play, watch d rest play, then u will understand…

  • Bestsports. 11 months ago

    Cyriel dessier must be the first option! I just watched his goals highlights on YouTube. He scores all types of goals. Tammy Abraham shouldn’t be begged at all. Tammy should only be convinced but if its negative? We forget him. We have got henry, onaucha, kayode, cyriel, nwakaeme, iheanacho, ighalo, ideye and goalkeeper uzoho! Let them all compete for Nigeria’s world cup shirts. Give them all a chance coach Rohr!

  • Let’s still go for him

  • no, he would not play for us because is not good enough, and beside we have good players than him,Even England is not better than us

  • Samuel A. Alabi 11 months ago

    The question that comes to mind is, “is Tammy Abraham a Nigerian or not?” If he is a Nigerian by anyone’s judgement, then he is eligible to play for the Super Eagles. The decision is now left to him. Nigeria has over 170 million people (including diaspora citizens, which Tammy is one of them). Nigeria has Football talents and to assemble a solid team is the major challenge. If we ignore people like Tammy, we are only deceiving ourselves. I knew that Tammy only said he was not ready for Nigeria because he didn’t want the English under 21 national team coach to replace him in his squad, he didn’t mean what he said in response to Amaju the other time. It is my opinion please!

  • Gboyega 11 months ago

    I want Nigeria to get the lad. No matter what may, we’ll be better for it if he chooses us. I think we should take out our grievance with the NFF and the media, they did not help the process at all. The truth is, if d lad proves good enough he’ll be another Dele Alli in d 3 lions, so to sight examples of those that didn’t make the cut is nonsense. And why does the media use words like “beg” or why do we assume that convincing him is synonymous to begging him? Had we dine this more discretely, we may not be in this position. Fly on Tammy and pls bag in more goals to silence these critics, our own star boy Iheanacho hasn’t lite up d stage yet and you’re there vexing!!!

  • David Olopade 11 months ago

    Please NFF President Amaju Pinick and concerned stake holders should push for this boy. He is a good quality addition to what we already have. Tammy is a special talent. I have watched him severally. Nigeria will benefit so much from him. Thank God for Jayjay Okocha personal intervention on Alex Iwobi’s acceptance to play for Supper Eagles. Let somebody meet with parent of this young lad.God bless Nigeria

  • @Gboyega, yes Iheanacho is really disappointing us and as things are with many Nigerians willing to come play for the Eagles, Iheanacho may loss his place in the Eagles’ 23 man list. If he thinks he has a permanent place in the Eagles team, he is mistaken and someone should seriously advice him to seriously up his training to fit into the Leicester team first and then he can be assured of a WC place. I seriously don’t see him going to Russia with the way he played in the vs West Bromwich match.

  • Jaydon 11 months ago

    The NFF should do all that they can to get Tammy Abraham to play for Nigeria. however, if his heart doesn’t play for the team, he shouldn’t be forced. We want players that will respect and play for the green jersey with a passion.

  • Godwin 11 months ago

    Nigeria should build n develop a good football environment where players in the domestic league can be equally ranked with foreign counterpart hence the issued of going after foreign based players will increase and destroy domestic interest. Nigeria is going to the world cup to compete with other strong football countries for the trophy, we need the best selection for a good output; therefore whatever will be needed to get the best should be considered, sentiments should not be given room. Abraham is good and will be a plus to the team. Nigeria should find a way to make him part of the team except we have a better option

  • I No Know Watin Day Do Naija As Una Big So Una Still Day Beg Player Lif Am Make In Chu She He Beta Pass Onyekaru

  • why all this shakara sef? begging players to play for their fatherland….

  • femi jackson ajimuda 11 months ago

    I don’t support his pursuant. He has had his choice of England. Others that preceeded him i believe have been regretting and regretted i.e Fashanu, Agbonlahor, Cole, etc.
    Pursuing him further means we are not a serious and we belittling ourselves. In 1994 when we went to USA, how many of the players were ‘captured’ from the Premiership? Instead, the self-styled Dutchgerian built a team from scratch (from 1990 African Nations Cup team – beaten by Algeria 5-1 in the opening match).
    If he’s considering now, its just because he wants to appear in the WC. Also we have enough “Youth League” in that team, lets go for experience pls.

  • ifeanyi 10 months ago

    NO. NFF should not beg him. The strickers we have in the super eagles now are better than Tammy Abraham so we don’t really need him. He is the one that needs us. Because I know that at end of the day England will dump him even though he has played friendly matches with them. He should learn from Gabriel Agbonlahor and co. I wish him good luck.

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