Ahead of the October 13 international friendly match against Brazil, ex-international, Emmanuel Amuneke has called on the Nigeria Football Federation and the Super Eagles technical adviser, Gernot Rohr to critically examine their options before extending an invitation to Chelsea forward, Tammy Abraham.
Abraham has been the major talking point since his impressive goal-scoring form for Chelsea, where he has netted seven goals in the Premier League.
Yet to play in a competitive game for the Three Lions of England, Abraham appears to be on Nigeria’s radar after declaring to play for any country that invites him first.
However, Amuneke, whose brace against Zambia in the final won Nigeria the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations for the second time for Nigeria, told Soccernet.ng that Rohr must focus on building the confidence of other strikers such as Victor Osimhen and Henry Onyekuru before extending an invitation to Abraham.
“At this point in time, it will be a distraction for the team if the Nigeria Football Federation and the Super Eagles technical adviser, Gernot Rohr continue to focus their attention on Chelsea forward, Tammy Abraham.
“Yes, Abraham has shown that he’s a quality striker going by the number of goals he has scored for Chelsea this ongoing season. However, trying to lure him to play for the Super Eagles against Brazil when he has not made up his mind won’t be the best choice at the moment.
“Besides, Victor Osimhen has been impressive for his club, Lille in the Ligue 1, scoring goals at will. He should be encouraged and not be distracted.