Kanu speaks as Tammy Abraham snubs Nigeria for England
Former Super Eagles captain, Nwankwo Kanu has reacted to Tammy Abraham snubbing Nigeria to play for the Three Lions of England.
Tammy Abraham was called up by England manager Gareth Southgate to feature in his team in the Euro 2020 qualifier games against Czech Republic and Bulgaria.
The Chelsea striker of Nigerian decent opened up about the call up by England saying “(I’m) Always proud to get the England call up”.
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Reacting to the snub, Kanu stated that players ought to behave to play for Nigeria, not Nigeria begging players.
“Our problem is
whenever someone start doing well, we start chasing them which is not bad because other countries do that. I feel we don’t need to force people to play for the country because Nigeria is Bigger than any player.”
Kanu who played for Arsenal from 1999-2004 scoring 37 goals in 119 Appearances added:
“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”.