Rohr: No Tammy Abraham, Tomori in my immediate plan

Author: Futaa Sports
Tammy Abraham

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr is not looking at inviting Chelsea duo of Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori to the Nigeria national team.

21-year-old Abraham is eligible for Nigeria through his father and has been capped twice by England in friendlies and at youth levels, while Tomori, who is also 21, has  had 15 caps for the England Under-21 team but  had indicated that he could play for Nigeria as he is eligible through his parents.

England are due to face the Czech Republic and Bulgaria in World Cup qualifiers this month. Should either player take to the field in one of the competitive fixtures, they will no longer have the option of changing their allegiance.

Rohr is happy with the current form of the players, but said he does not have immediate plan to hand them invitations.

“They are both interesting players, but we have made our immediate plans without Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori,” Rohr told BBC Sport.

“They are not interested in discussing their international options at the moment and we need to respect that.”

“It is also significant to note that Abraham has been assured that he will be in the England squad,” Rohr added.

“Tomori is a very good friend of our player Ola Aina (ex-Chelsea and England youth international) and he said he does not want to discuss this for now.

“We have to focus on what we have and not lose focus about what people say all the time.”