Fikayo Tomori: Nigerians hope Chelsea star will play for Nigeria after England snub

Fikayo Tomori: Nigerians hope Chelsea star will play for Nigeria after England snub

- Fikayo Tomori was left on the bench in England's massive win over Bulgaria

- The Chelsea defender was also an unused substitute when they lost to Czech Republic

- Nigerians are now hoping the 21-year-old can still commit his international future to the Super Eagles

Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori was left out of the England squad that decimated Bulgaria in their Euro 2020 qualifier at the Vasil Levski Stadium in Sofia.

The 21-year-old was handed a call up by Gareth Southgate alongside Tammy Abraham, however, Tomori was left on the bench in both games.

Meanwhile, Nigerians may have breathe a sigh of relief knowing that the full back can still represent the Super Eagles at the senior level.

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The former Derby County star is eligible to play for England, Canada and Nigeria, despite representing the young Three Lions at the cadet stage.

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With the latest development, it is unsure if Tomori will reconsider his stance in playing for the Super Eagles, now that he is yet to make his competitive debut for his preferred national team.

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Blues attacker Mason Mount, Borussia Dortmund's Jadon Sancho and Bournemouth's Callum Wilson were the substitutes Southgate introduced into the game in the latter part.

Tomori is not the manager's first choice with the trio of Tyrone Mings, Harry Maguire and Michael Keane ranking above him in the order of central defenders for the Three Lions.

England's next set of games are coming up next month, about the same time Nigeria will get their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier started.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham was an unused substitute in their 6-0 win over Bulgaria in Sofia.

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The England star of Nigerian descent who recently got a call up to the Three Lions team made his debut for the country when they lost 2-1 to Czech Republic last weekend.

Both Tammy and Fiayo Tomori were on the bench all through the game as Gareth Southgate's side edge closer to sealing with Euro 2020 ticket.

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Source: Legit.ng

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