Gernot Rohr, the coach for the Super Eagles, the Nigerian national football team, the three times African Cup of Nations winner announced that Chelsea players Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori are not currently part of his plans for the match.
Tammy Abraham, who is a striker for the team, is eligible to play for Nigeria through his father. He has been capped twice by England in friendlies and has also refused to rule out playing for the Super Eagles.
Canada-born defender in the person of Tomori is also 21 and has been capped fifteen times for the England Under-21 team. He has also made it known recently that he could play for Nigeria as he is also eligible through his parents who are Nigerians.
However,t Gernot Rohr in an interview with BBC sports made it known that he does not have any plans for the two players as of yet. “They are both good and very interesting players, but we have made our immediate plans without Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori,” Rohr stated. “They are also not interested in discussing their international options at the moment and we need to respect that.
He, however, made it known that the public will be informed of any changes which arise but as of right now, he has no plans to include them yet. Nigerians are of the opinion that it is in the best of the team for the coach to respect the decisions of the parties involved and they respect him for that.