Nigeria to get over Abraham, Tomori England call-up, Kanu insists

Former Nigeria forward Nwankwo Kanu told the Nigeria senior football team Super Eagles to shrug off the disappointment of seeing Chelsea stars Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori called up by England.
Gareth Southgate rewarded the pair for their excellent start to the new campaign by including them in his squad for Euro 2020 qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Bulgaria next weekend.
Former Arsenal favourite Kanu insisted Nigeria should forget the players. He reminded them that they still had enough top players to cope with missing out on the two Chelsea youngsters.
“That’s football, and I think we have enough quality, and we can win matches without them,” Kanu said.
Abraham, 22, who had previously won two caps for the Three Lions in friendlies against Germany and Brazil in 2017, had flirted with switching his international allegiance to the country which he qualifies for through his father.
Meanwhile, Centre-back Tomori, 21, is also eligible to represent both Nigeria and Canada at the international level.
Nigeria Football Federation officials had consistently tried to convince Abraham to change his international allegiance to Nigeria, but he looks set to slip through their grasp by playing a competitive match for England.
In the past, the Super Eagles have convinced players like Chelsea’s Victor Moses and Sone Aluko, who had played for England at youth level, to represent the Super Eagles.

Author: Cossy

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