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Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham is set to make his competitive England debut after he was called up to England’s squad for the upcoming 2020 Euro qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Bulgaria.
Nigeria tried to convince Abraham to play for the Super Eagles instead as Abraham was eligible due to his parents being Nigerians.
Nigeria legend Kanu Nwankwo insists Nigeria shouldn’t beg players to play for the Super Eagles because the country has quality players everywhere.
According to Kanu, Nigeria is bigger than every player.
“Our problem is that whenever someone starts doing well, we start chasing them which is not bad because other countries do that,” the former Arsenal striker was quoted by Goal.
“I feel we don’t need to force people to play for the country because Nigeria is bigger than any player.
“We have quality players everywhere so we can’t continue to beg one player to play for us.
“Nigeria cannot beg, players have to beg Nigeria.
“The best way to always go about this is by talking to them to play for their fatherland.
“If they do, it’s good for us and if they don’t we move on.
“That’s football and I think we have enough and we can win matches without them.”