Former England international, John Fashanu, has revealed why Chelsea striker, Tammy Abraham decided to play for England over Nigeria.
The 57-year-old, who played for England just twice in 1989, said the welfare package offered by the country’s Football Association was one of the reasons Abraham choose to play for the Three Lions over Nigeria.
According to Fashanu, he still gets N5million every month in pension for the services he rendered for England thirty years ago.
England manager, Gareth Southgate, called up Tammy Abraham and fellow club teammate, Fikayo Tomori, who are also eligible to play for Nigeria, for their Euro 2020 qualifying games against Czech Republic and Bulgaria.
Abraham recently scored his first goal for England in their 7-0 victory over Montenegro in a Euro 2020 qualifiers encounter at Wembley Stadium some days ago.
“Till today, I still get my benefits, my pensions. I get N5m monthly as pensions for being an ex-footballer in England and I am now in my 50s,” Fashunu told Daily Trust.
“Tammy knows why he hasn’t played for the Super Eagles and it’s because there is more financial benefits playing for England, there is more glory and less wahala.
“Why do we ask the boy to play for Nigeria and torture him? We need to step up. Tammy is a massive miss for Nigeria.
“Nobody went to London to talk to him and explain to him the benefits of playing for his motherland.
“And when you hear what happened to Kanu Nwankwo, Jay Jay Okocha, did anybody come out to defend him over his tax bills, did anybody come out to defend Kanu when he had issues with his hotel,” he asked.