Nigeria’s Sports Minister Sunday Dare has revealed that he spoke with Tammy Abraham’s father on the phone.
Nigeria is in a running battle with England to win the Chelsea striker’s interest to represent them on international level.
Nigeria is doing everything posible to get the player to pledge his allegiance to the Super Eagles and the sports minister has taken a step further on that.
“Last night I spoke with Mr Abraham, the father of soccer sensation Tammy Abraham in London,” Dare tweeted.
“I shared my excitement about his son’s exploits on the field with him. He was happy and thankful for reaching out.”
Abraham, born in England to Nigerian parents, is eligible to play for either the Three Lions and Super Eagles.
The 21-year-old has not ruled out the possibility of playing for Nigeria despite the possibility of wearing the Three Lions jersey in October.
He is the joint top scorer in the English Premier League with seven goals.