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Tammy Abraham doesn’t regret choosing England over Nigeria – Premier League 2017/2018

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Tammy Abraham doesn't regret choosing England over Nigeria

Swansea City’s Tammy Abraham (left) and Tottenham Hotspur’s Toby Alderweireld

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Phumzile Ngcatshe

Thursday Nov 09, 2017. 12:00


After choosing to represent England over Nigeria on an international level, Tammy Abraham has rubbished rumours that he considered playing for Nigeria.

The forward says he does not regret choosing the Europeans instead of the West African nation despite repeated overtures from the Nigerian Football Federation to lure him.

Abraham’s father is Nigerian which would have qualified him to play for the Super Eagles.

A childhood friend of NFF president, Amaju Pinnick, claimed in September that Abraham had decided to play for the Super Eagles.

However, the U21 England international denied the claim and has been called up for England’s forthcoming friendlies against Germany and Brazil.

“I see myself as being a long-term England player,” Abraham said.

“That is where my main focus is and I am 100 percent focused here to try and get into that team.

“I was pretty set on England really and playing in the Premier League meant it would be nice to play in the England team as well.”

Altgough he is on loan at Swansea City from Chelsea, he has scored five goals in his first 14 appearances for the Welsh club.

“It was flattering (when asked about Nigeria’s interest), but for me my main focus was here (England). It was nice to know that I was doing something right and going in the right direction.”

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Chelsea confirm Tammy Abraham has snubbed Nigeria – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Africa

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Chelsea confirm Tammy Abraham has snubbed Nigeria

Swansea’s Jordan Ayew (left) celebrates with Tammy Abraham after scoring their second goal during the Carabao Cup, third round match at the Madejski Stadium, Reading. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday September 19, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Reading. Photo credit should read: Scott Heavey/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or “live” services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.

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Graeme Jackson

Wednesday Nov 08, 2017. 15:30


Swansea City striker Tammy Abraham has snubbed the chance to play for Nigeria, as confirmed by parent club Chelsea.

The Camberwell-born 20-year-old is eligible to represent Nigeria because of ancestral ties to the West African country.

Nigerian football authorities have attempted to recruit Abraham for the Super Eagles, but their efforts have been in vain.

Abraham has received a call-up to the senior England team for impending friendlies against Germany and Brazil, and Chelsea confirmed on their official website that he is committed to the Three Lions.

In reviewing their players that have reported for international duty, the Blues’ site explained: “Abraham who, along with Loftus-Cheek, has been called up to the senior squad for the first time, has pledged his long-term future to England following recent reports which indicated Nigeria were hopeful of persuading him to switch allegiance.”

Abraham will hope to make his senior England debut in the match against Germany at Wembley Stadium on Friday night.

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Nigeria lose Tammy Abraham to England – Premier League 2017/2018

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Bertin Basson

Friday Nov 03, 2017. 18:00


Tammy Abraham is set to make his debut for England this month, despite previous claims by Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President Amaju Pinnick that the forward will play for the Super Eagles at international level.

The lanky forward, who was born in England, qualifies to play for Nigeria at international level through his parents and there were hopes that he would choose to represent the West African nation at next year’s World Cup in Russia.

The chances of that happening, though, seem to be over with Abraham now in line to make his debut for the Three Lions against either Brazil or Germany.

Abraham, 19, has scored five goals in 13 games for Swansea City across all competitions this season. He is currently on loan at the club from Premier League rivals Chelsea.

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Tammy Abraham: I want to play for England! – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers

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Staff Reporter

Friday Sep 22, 2017. 15:00


Tammy Abraham has denied reports that he has promised to switch alliances to the Super Eagles, following claims by the Nigeria Football Federations (NFF) that they were close to securing the services of the towering forward.

Abraham, who was born in London, is eligible to play for Nigeria through his father and NFF President Amaju Pinnick is confident that the 19-year-old will switch allegiance from England.

The 19-year-old, though, has refuted any suggestions that he will do so ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, with the forward trumpeting his desire to represent the Three Lions at senior level.

The Chelsea striker, who is currently on-loan at Swansea City, has represented England at youth level.

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

“I can confirm I met the President of the NFF after our last game against Tottenham Hotspur 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.”

(BELOW) NFF President Amaju Pinnick claimed that they we close to securing the services of the burly forward:

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