But this is a misrepresentation of the facts.Eaglezbeak wrote:Like I said Abraham won’t choose Nigeria,England just won’t choose him because he is not good enough but Nigeria doing what they do will burden themselves by taking a passenger to a tournament like they did with Shola ameobi and Soje Just because he plays in England!
Sola Ameobi was waaaaaaaaay past his peak when he 'agreed' to play for the SE. He was a Premiership player (Newcastle), was about 29/30 if not older and made the WC team simply because we just didn't have the quality at our disposal to ignore him.
Keshi packed the WC squad with arguably even worse players like Uchebo and Nwafor up front and Odunlami, Gabriel and Uzoenyi behind them.
So it wasn't "just because he was playing in England". The squad was weak and it seems almost laughable looking back compared to what we are developing now.
You seem to have no idea the sheer number of Nigeria-eligible players in England alone - there are hundreds of them and if it was simply down to that, we could probably raise 3 or 4 teams from their ranks.
I am not a great fan of Tammy at the moment, but you can't compare him to the Ameobi that went to the WC under Keshi in 2014. That'll be unfair.