Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham who’s currently on loan with Swansea City is eligible to play for Nigeria and England, and Nigerian Football Federation president Amaju Pinnick, who is a friend of the striker’s father, has claimed that 19-year-old could play at next year’s World Cup, should the Super Eagles qualify for Russia 2018.

Abraham has had nine Under 21 caps for England but he’s still being targeted by the Nigeria Football Federation.

Pinnick said: “I had a very honest and productive discussion with Tammy and his father last week.

“It’s been a long process but I can tell you authoritatively that he has agreed to play for Nigeria and not England. He and his parents have started the necessary documents to effect the switch.

“Clearly he understands he stands a better chance playing for the Super Eagles. With his talent he has the ability to fight for a place in the Nigeria squad, by God’s grace we make it to Russia, then he would contest for a chance to represent his fatherland.”

Abraham was born in London but is eligible to play for Nigeria due to his father’s nationality and hasn’t yet won a first-team cap for the England senior team.

Nigeria are well on course to qualify for the World Cup in Russia and can confirm their place at Russia 2018 with a game to spare by beating Zambia when the two teams clash next month.

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