Is Abraham the only Nigerian chasing the Ballon d’Or?

Is Abraham the only Nigerian chasing the Ballon d’Or?

It is not so often you hear young players talk about winning one of the biggest individual prize in football, but that is not holding back, 19-year-old Tammy Abraham.

The Swansea City Striker, Abraham is Thinking Big and has spoken about his ambitions to win major trophies including the Ballon d’Or.

Speaking to Sky Sports before the “biggest game of his career” – Swansea vs Man United in the EPL – which the Swans eventually lost 4-0, Tammy described what would be a perfect career for him.

“I would love to win some major trophies and I would love to win the Ballon d’Or, that would be a perfect career.

“It’s something to push for and work hard for. I have always been ambitious,” Tammy said.

Born Kevin Oghenetega Tamaraebi Bakumo-Abraham, the lanky Striker has represented England’s U18, 19 and U21s but is till eligible to play for Nigeria.

He was born in England, but is of Nigerian decent and his performance for Bristol City last season caught the eyes of the NFF.

As part of his continued efforts to drive the policy of scouting young players of Nigerian decent born abroad, NFF President Amaju Pinnick once spoke glowing of the player and sounded confident he could get Tammy to switch allegiance.

‘We are working to bring our best legs out there. We have been looking at a lot of them including Tammy Abraham.

The FA Chief is maintains that his relationship with the player’s father will play well in the negotiation for the youngster.

‘His father is my friend and with him, though he has played for England’s youth teams, Tammy is still eligible to represent Nigeria. And we’ll work to see that materialize,’ Pinnick enthused.

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