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Abraham: I Met Pinnick But I Haven’t Agreed To Nigeria Switch

Abraham: I Met Pinnick But I Haven’t Agreed To Nigeria Switch

Swansea striker Tammy Abraham has denied claims he is considering playing for the Super Eagles of Nigeria ahead of England at senior international level.

Abraham who has scored twice in seven appearances for Swansea has also made himself available for selection for England, contradicting the statement earlier made by the Nigerian Football Federation President Amaju Pinnick, who had claimed that the youngster was interested in representing Nigeria following a fruitful discussion with the father and his agent.

The 19-year-old Abraham has featured for England at the U-18, U-19 and at the U-21 levels.

“Contrary to reports in the media today I would like to clarify that I have not agreed to switch my National team allegiance,” Abraham declared in a statement.

Read Also: Pinnick Meets Abraham, Confident Swansea Striker Will Make Nigeria Switch

“I can confirm I met the President of the NFF after our last game against Tottenham at Wembley on Saturday given he is a friend of my father.

“However, any suggestion that I have made a decision to change my international representation is incorrect and wide of the mark.

“I have informed The FA that I remain available for selection for England.”

COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 23
  • ubah 1 year ago

    My brother u better do it very fast . maybe u are afraid of challenges ahead . We have ighalo.nwakaeme.onyekuru.iheanacho.iwobi.moses.musa.etebo.simon.and others and all of them are doing well . me i no need u sef

  • TAMMY BROTHER 1 year ago

    STOP BEGGING THIS GUY NIGERIA IS TOO BIG TO BEG CAN HE PLAY LIKE OKOCHA OR KANU? OR FINIDI OR T WEST

    NOW IWOBI IS BETTER THAN HIM WE SO MANY GREAT PLAYERS LOOK AT VICTOR MOSES

    NIGERIANS IF THIS GUY COME BACK / PLEASE DO NOT ACCEPT HIM ANYMORE

    • Temitope Adeola 1 year ago

      I would have agreed with you totally but I think he is trying to make the wisest decision. But Nigeria is not a dumping ground. Jordon Ibe can testify to that.

  • TAMMY BROTHER 1 year ago

    THIS GUY TAMMY NEVER PLAY FOR CHAMPIONS LEAGUE / LOOK AT IWOBI WHO HAS PLAYED SO MANY GAMES VICTOR MOSES/ IHEANCHO / PLEASE DO NOT CALL TAMMY AGAIN TO COME AND PLAY FOR GREAT AFRICAN FOOTBALL NATION YET HE IS HERE INSULTING OUR FOOTBALL PRESIDENT AND THE WHOLE COUNTRY NIGERIA THIS IS COMPLETELY Bs

  • Gaby 1 year ago

    Do u think that Nigeria need u? What are u playing that is better than moses, iwobi, kelechi, ighalo,Paul, Bonaventure, kayode,event those home base players are better than u. Go ans play for England and u will see ur self benching when others are playing world cup. Stupid boy

  • BabaDudu 1 year ago

    I really dont know whats so special with this guy. I watch the Premiership every weekend and dont see him as someone who will be a Wow factor for Nigeria.

    I am sure Amaju Pinnick wanted him for Nigeria because he is a friend to his father.

    Let him go with England and we will see how many laurels he will have in his lifetime.

    Remember John Fashanu, Nedum Onuoha, Sidney Sam etc. where are they today with respect to the laurels they won with their adopted countries?

    England will use and dump him after one match!

  • Wale Adegoriola 1 year ago

    Tammy Abraham, I advise you to Ask John Fashanu and others what was their stories after playing few matches for English. If you don’t know, English will abandon you after using you for one or two games and by then you will not be able to play for Nigeria again.

  • Naijasoccerfanatic 1 year ago

    Please let this guy go jare…there is the young belgian born nigerian cyriel that scored 20 something goals last season and has scored 3 already this season in the dutch league and he is waiting for our call and this lanky maloo dey do shakara…please let him go joor! We have too many strikers anyway.

  • engineer 1 year ago

    pls we don’t need this player to come by force, we hav alot of talented players that ar willing to play, if he doesn t want to play fr nija then let him go, others wil com

  • Shehu Abdulrasaq 1 year ago

    It appears to me that this guy is on a wide dream I don’t know how he intends to break into England’s team or who is to benh whether he can bech the likes of James Vardy, Harry Kane, Daniel Welbeck etc even he cannot bench our dear Iwobi Moses Simon Ihenacho and Ighalo so we don’t really desperate to have him Fashanu dumped Nigeria when needed but where is he today Okocha, Kanu etc played for Nigeria and still relevant in till today because of their loyalty to their country

  • Sean 1 year ago

    I won’t blame this guy, I will blame pinnick for exposing the discussion. From the picture, the boy has agreed but after pressures from English fans and old players like martin keown even the Swansea coach, what do u expect? He’s still 19. They did the same for Iorfa junior (…stopped giving him game time). Though I prefer cyriel desserts to him and I’m afraid Belgian FA will come for desserts soon due to lack of forms on the part of their strikers…Benteke, Original,Batshayi have all lost their forms

  • Victor Onyeanum 1 year ago

    Let us not insult the boy. He has the right to determine where to pitch his tent. Although he appears arrogant and disrespectful, if he decides to play for Nigeria, we should welcome him because, you never know, he could be useful. My people say that when a woman marries two husbands, she is in a position to say which is better. We should only advise him. If anybody should be blamed, it is the NFF President who opened his mouth so wide to claim successes in a hurry only to be rubbished by a small boy. Amaju Pinick should learn to do the work so that the work will do the talking.

  • Paul Onuachu,Dennis Bonaventure,Simeon Nwankwo,Cyriel Dessers,Peter Olayinka,Alhaji Gero,Taiwo Awoniyi,Samuel Adegbenro,Anthony Nwakaeme,Samuel Kalu and even Marco Tagbajumi are hogging the headlines,scoring breathtaking goals with reckless abandon and effortless ease and we are busy chasing after a recalcitrant and unwilling Tammy Abraham.Apart from his 23 g0als for Bristol City in the lower league last season,how many goals has he scored for Swansea in the EPL this season? 4g

  • ako amadi 1 year ago

    Our FF Chairman must stop wasting resources doing the pilgrimage to the Abrahams in England. Naturally it will not be easy for an Englishman of Nigerian parents to suddenly declare to play for a country he has only heard about from the stories of his parents. Whichever way the Tammy Abraham tug-of-war finally goes, we must accept without bitterness. Definitely, he stands to gain more financially by playing for England, and football is a business

  • Although he has a Belgian father and Nigerian mother,Cyriel Dessers of FC Utrecht in the Netherlands has alerted coach Gernot Rohr and the NFF of his availability for the Super Eagles but we are here begging Tammy Abraham to come and play.Something is definitely wrong with our scouting system!

  • Aleks 1 year ago

    We don’t need to be unduly emotional and haul insults on this young man. Tammy or his advisers understand how to play the diplomatic game, and what he has done now is in the best interest of his career. From all indications, he is not yet ready for the Nigerian or English national team because he simply can’t displace the established strickers in those teams for the next two years or thereabouts. Coming out to agree on a Nigerian switch at this time will impact his career negatively. To start with, his English coaches and clubs will start benching him. In addition he will be dropped from the very active English U-21 side, at a time that the Nigerian U-21 is inactive and can offer him nothing.
    Please let the young man be. No need to put undue pressure on him. At the right time he will make the switch, when he is truly ready for Senior National Team football. We can only say he dumped Nigerian when he accepts a call to the English national team and actually files out for them in a FIFA recognised game.

    • Aleks It show’s how little tou know about football you are absoulutely CLUELESSSS!!!!!!!!!! of this game… So he plays for a premier league club Swansea City.. and you say he is not ready????? he is a starter for this club Swansea City.. Played in all thier games so far in the prem league and all he needs to do is start banging in goals which he is more than capable off because he was the top goal scorer in the championship last season… What makes you think he is not ready if Musa who warms the bench week in week out is called up for Super Eagles then what makes you think a Chelsea player onloan to a premier league club and is a regular starter at that club is not ready.. Abeg please tell me which criteria are you using to gauge his readiness My friend go and sit down!!

      • Ugo
        I completely disagree with you and agree with Alex, once he joins Nigeria he will be shut out of a program that has given him the chance to grow
        Since he was young, this is not the right time to put pressure on him, he has done the right things give him time

        • Joe Xtreme 1 year ago

          Abo
          I agree with you but let’s consider the future. What does he stand to benefit from pleading allegiance??? Nff corruption has destroyed many players careers after allegiance do you remember Amoebi??

  • Tgrace 1 year ago

    Pls all Ogas in completesport help us tell everybody in NFF never to attempt 2 call this guy again

  • bassey accuracy 1 year ago

    pinnick should always dished out reliable news so ppl dont take the national team for granted. We r bigger than begging ppl to play for us.
    When we do our home work right,they will come begging to play for us.
    God bless the super eagle , NFF and God bless NIGERIA.

  • bassey accuracy 1 year ago

    pinnick should always dished out reliable news so ppl dont take the national team for granted. We r bigger than begging ppl to play for us.
    When we do our home work right,they will come begging to play for us.
    God bless the super eagle , NFF and God bless NIGERIA

  • The truth is that England will give him a few games and that is it. Ask Gabriel Agbonlahor.