The Super Eagles have been handed a boost in their pursuit of Tammy Abraham after England manager Gareth Southgate snubbed the Chelsea striker from the Three Lions’latest squad to face Kosovo and Bulgaria in the European Championship qualifiers.
Tammy Abraham remains eligible for Nigeria after being snubbed by England for their upcoming fixtures.
The 21-year old has been in fine form for the Blues this term, scoring two goals in the three Premier League games and was expected to make the England squad for their games in the upcoming international window.
However, with Southgate naming his squad for the upcoming fixtures, Abraham’s name was conspicuously missing, meaning he remains eligible for the Super Eagles.
Abraham is an England U21 international and has featured in two friendly games for the England senior squad but remains eligible for Nigeria.
Southgate preferred Bournemouth star Callum Wilson to Abraham as back-up to strikers Harry Kane and Marcus Rashford.
The Nigeria Football Federation had been on the trail of the London-born striker, even though he has failed to switch his allegiance to the three-time African champions.
And he has not received a senior call-up since November 2017 when he featured in pre-World Cup friendlies against Germany and Brazil.