Ex-Nigeria’s goalkeeper reacts as Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham snub Nigeria for England

METRO PLUS

Nnamdi Kanu: Lawyer gives update ahead of trial resumption

Ifeanyi Ejiofor, lead counsel to the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu has said all is set for...

BREAKING: Osun 2022: I belong to factional group, TOP – Aregbesola declares

The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola has declared that he belongs to The Osun Progressives, a factional group of the All Progressives...

Suspected cultist arrested for ‘killing two persons’ in Ogun

The police in Ogun State have arrested one Ibiyemi Wasiri, who was described as “a notorious serial killer” and “member of Eiye...

Plateau lawmaker, Henry Longs is dead

Henry Soembis Longs, a member of the Plateau State House of Assembly, has passed away. The late Longs was...

Usifo Ataga: Illegible statements stall Chidinma’s trial

Illegible statements served on the defence counsels on Tuesday stalled the trial of Chidinma Ojukwu, who was accused of killing Usifo Ataga,...

Former Super Eagles goalkeeper, Dosu Joseph, has spoken about Nigerian striker, Tammy Abraham’s England call-up this week.

DAILY POST reports that Abraham and fellow Chelsea teammate, Tomori, who are eligible to feature for Nigeria, have been invited by England manager, Gareth Southgate for Euro 2020 qualifiers against Czech Republic and Bulgaria later this month.

If they accept the invitation and eventually feature in any of the matches, they will not be able to represent the Super Eagles again.

But Joseph is now saying that the Super Eagles have an array of players they could count on despite losing Abraham to England.

“I see no reason why we should be dwelling on Tammy Abraham’s choice of playing for the Three Lions of England. Besides, it is a thing of the heart and where you think you want to represent regardless of what people say,” Dosu told Soccernet.

“Now that he has been called up by the England national team, I don’t think there is any need for us to start weeping over it. Yes, he’s a good striker based on his goal-scoring with Chelsea this season. However, of what importance will it be if you beg a player to play for you and he turns his back on you.

“As far as I am concerned, I think we have players such as Victor Osimhen, Henry Onyekuru, Paul Onuachi, David Okereke to mention a few, that are scoring goals in Europe. Osimhen most especially must be commended for his goal-scoring exploits since moving to Lille in the French League.

“We need to encourage these strikers and not weigh them down with so much attention on Tammy Abraham.”

Meanwhile, Abraham has since expressed excitement at his England call-up.

“Always proud to get the @Englandcallup. Congrats boys,” the 22-year-old tweeted alongside with a picture of himself with Timori, Mason Mount and Ross Barkley.

Sign up to FREE email alerts from Tribunepoint Weekly - Daily News

When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. Our Privacy Notice explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time.

- Advertisement -

Read Also

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Latest News

Nnamdi Kanu: Lawyer gives update ahead of trial resumption

Ifeanyi Ejiofor, lead counsel to the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu has said all is set for...

Ekiti Governorship: Bamisile declares intention to run, tasks state APC on zoning

A member of the House of Representatives, Femi Bamisile, has told the All Progressives Congress to embrace and apply zoning in picking...

2023: We’re ready to wrestle power from APC – Zamfara PDP

The Zamfara State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle to take the path of...

BREAKING: Osun 2022: I belong to factional group, TOP – Aregbesola declares

The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola has declared that he belongs to The Osun Progressives, a factional group of the All Progressives...

Zamfara Assembly enacts law on illegal structures

The Zamfara State House of Assembly has lamented that it was apparently unsatisfied, disturbed and worried over the attitude of some unscrupulous...