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Abraham Proud Of Wizkid And Davido As He Hopes To Be England’s First Choice Striker

Felix Egbomuche

Felix Egbomuche

Days after he was spotted at Wizkid's Starboy concert at the 02 Arena in London, Tammy Abraham has spoken about his delight for Nigerian music stars, Wizkid and Davido.

The Chelsea star, who recently got recalled to the English national side after a long time out, talked about his long wait to get back into the Three Lions squad.

Super Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr, had approached Abraham to play for Nigeria - his fatherland, but instead, the 22-year-old opted to play for his country of birth.

In a post-match interview with Nigerian journalist, Oma Akatugba, the striker spoke of his decision to play for the senior team of England after representing them at junior levels.

"For me, it's great to have been wanted by both nations - Nigeria and England. It shows clearly that I'm doing something nice," Abraham who has scored 8 Premier League goals this season said.

"It's obviously an honour to play for England as well and I'll keep doing my thing at Chelsea and hopefully get many more call-ups."'

A lot of persons have argued that the lanky forward made the choice by selecting England over Nigeria. This suggests that he would have more game time with West Africans if he chose them but Abraham is optimistic about his chances with England and only wants to keep doing well for Chelsea.

"It's just the start and I'm only 22 and by God's grace I have many more years to come in the game and I keep believing and pushing to be the number one striker."

Wizkid had the O2 Arena filled to the brim for his concert and Abraham was one of the over 20 thousand people who enjoyed the concert.

"Proud," he answered when asked about how he felt seeing a Nigerian fill the place once again. "I saw it with Davido and now with Wizkid. It's obviously a proud moment to see so many Nigerians and different cultures coming out to enjoy their music. Everyone was just excited."