Nigerian Football Federation President Amaju Pinnick has revealed that he is confident he can persuade Chelsea hotshot Tammy Abraham to switch allegiances and join the Super Eagles according to UK Daily Mirror.
Abraham, 19, has impressed on loan with Championship side Bristol City this term, scoring 11 goals in 14 games.
The Camberwell-born youngster made his full England Under-21 debut against Bosnia-Herzegovina on Monday, scoring twice in a 5-0 win.
But Abraham, who has also represented England Under-18 and Under-19s, remains eligible to represent Nigeria at senior level, through his father, and has previously been sounded out over the possibility of switching sides.
Now president of the NFF, Amaju Pinnick, has spoken of his friendship with Abraham’s father, and is confident that the African nation could persuade Abraham to join the likes of Kelechi Iheanacho and Alex Iwobi, in a new era for the Super Eagles.
“Tammy is like a son to me,” said Pinnick.
“His dad is my childhood friend, we grew up in Warri. We speak quite often.
“When we are ready, I am sure the Nigerian Football Federation will not have any problem in securing his release.”