- Nwankwo Kanu has stated that he is not disturbed with Nigeria losing Abraham and Tomori to England
- The Arsenal legend says Nigeria is blessed with lots of quality players than begging some to play for the nation
- He added that it's the duty of the players to beg to play for Nigeria and not the other way round
Super Eagles legend Nwankwo Kanu has explained that he is not puzzled about England calling Chelsea's duo of Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori to play for the Three Lions.
England coach Gareth Southgate on Thursday, October 3, included the names of Abraham and Tomori in his squad for the Euro 2020 qualifiers against Bulgaria and Czech Republic.
Many Nigerians were not happy for Abraham and Tomori's decision not to play for Nigeria which is their fathers' land.
Kanu who ended his international career after the 2010 World Cup in South Africa has now reacted to England calling Abraham and Tomori claiming they are not bigger than Nigeria.
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“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 talking to them to play for their fatherland,'' Kanu explained to Goal.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham expressed happiness over his latest call up to play for the England national team in their coming Euro 2020 qualifiers against Bulgaria and Czech Republic.
Tammy Abraham has for a while been in the news over the country he would choose to play for between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Three Lions.
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