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My allegiance is with England not Nigeria, says Striker Abraham

England under-21 striker Tammy Abraham has denied reports he is set to switch international allegiance to Nigeria in a bid to feature in next year’s World Cup.

Tammy Abraham

According to British media reports, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has been keen on recruiting London-born Abraham, who remains eligible for the African nation through his parents.

“I have informed the FA that I remain available for selection for England,’’ Swansea player Abraham said in a statement.

“Contrary to reports in the media, 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 (Amaju Pinnick) after our last game against Tottenham at Wembley on Saturday, given (that) he is a friend of my father.”

Chelsea’s 19-year-old Abraham is currently on a season-long loan at Swansea City seeking regular first-team opportunities.



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