The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has revealed that Chelsea wing-back Victor Moses spoke with on loan forward Tammy Abraham on phone to convince him to switch allegiance to Nigeria.
Abraham has represented England at various youth levels but just like Moses who played for England at the 2007 U17 World Youth Championship, he is still eligible to represent Nigeria at senior level.
Talks over a switch of allegiance to Nigeria were held with his parents and his agent Neil Fewills which according to the president of the Nigeria Football Federation Amaju Pinnick ended on a positive note.
During the talks which were held last week, Moses spoke to the forward who is on loan to Swansea City from Chelsea, and convinced him to commit his senior international career to Nigeria.
A report on the official website of the NFF confirmed the influence of Moses during the meeting which had the father of the player also in attendance.
Also working in the favour of Nigeria is the close relationship Pinnick who is the President of the NFF has with the father of the 19 year old forward, as according to Pinnick they were childhood friends.
Full name Kevin Oghenetega Tamaraebi Bakumo-Abraham, Nigeria are hopeful of capping the forward in their last World Cup 2018 Qualifiers tie against Algeria, if they are able to secure progress to the tournament with a win against Zambia next month.
Michael James (Picture Credit thenff.com)