Nigeria Courts Tammy Abraham Over National Team Invitation

Tammy Abraham
Nigeria Courts Tammy Abraham Over National Team Invitation

The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) is presently in discussions with Swansea City striker Tammy Abraham over a call up to the national team (Super Eagles of Nigeria).

According to sources close to, NFF president Amaju Pinnick and Tammy’s father have been friends from their days in Warri before the latter relocated to London. Their close ties has accelerated talks about extending an invitation to the young striker.

Tammy Abraham,  whose real names are Kevin Oghenetega Tamaraebi Bakumo-Abraham, joined Chelsea at the U8 level and was with the Blues until he was loaned to English Championship side Bristol City at the start of last season.

The 19-year old goalscorer netted 23 goals in the league last season to finish as 2nd leading marksman behind new Burnley striker Chris Woods. He went on to win three awards (Best Young Player, Best Player and Top Goalscorer) with the club.

His impressive performances earned him another loan move but this time, the loan deal was an upgrade to English Premier League (EPL) side Swansea City. He made his EPL debut in last month’s goalless draw at Southampton before scoring his first goal in the 2-0 win at Crystal Palace.

Tammy Abraham has represented England at various youth levels from the U16s to U18s as well as the U19s but Nigeria would be hoping he picks Nigeria ahead of England thus following in the foot steps of players like Victor Moses, Alex Iwobi and many more.