A former England striker of Nigerian descent, John Fashanu has revealed why players like Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori, decided to play for England and not Nigeria, their country of origin.
John Fashanu, who played for England just twice in 1989, said the reason why it’s difficult to convince players with Nigerian roots to dump their adopted countries is because Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) does not have attractive welfare packages for players of the national team.
According to Fashanu, he still receives N5million every monthly in pension for the services he rendered for England thirty years ago.
He also noted that playing for England is more glory and less wahala.
“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.