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Super Eagles: What Pinnick Told Chelsea Striker

Amuda Segun

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Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President Amaju Pinnick has revealed that plans are in motion to convince in-form Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham to play for the Super Eagles.

In his latest interview as monitored by the Daily Post, Amaju Pinnick confirmed that discussions have already taken place between the federation and the player.

Pinnick has close ties with Tammy Abraham’s family as he’s a friend to the player’s father.

The NFF President believes that Tammy Abraham can replace former first choice Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo.

Ex-Watford and Granada star Odion Ighalo announced his retirement from international football with the Super Eagles shortly after the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament in Egypt.

Odion Ighalo finished the tournament as the topscorer after netting five times in seven games.

The Super Eagles finished the AFCON tournament in third position after the 1-0 win over Tunisia in the 3rd/4th place playoff.

Amaju Pinnick also revealed that Tammy Abraham will make a decision on his international future by April 2020.

The Chelsea striker has played twice for the Three Lions of England but he could still switch allegiance to the Super Eagles of Nigeria since he’s yet to feature in a competitive game.

Tammy Abraham has scored four goals in the last two Premier League games.

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