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Music lovers will remember the award winning chart buster from Betty Wright in the 80s. She titled the song, TONIGHT IS THE NIGHT….that you make me a woman. But we are not talking music here this morning…rather we are looking at football…and how two Nigerian-born footballers will give football crazy Nigerians tonight and them true lovers of the beautiful round leather sport.
The UEFA Champions League (UCL) for this season commences today with two fixtures attracting the attention of football stakeholders and fans in Nigeria. First is the Lille of France versus Ajax of Holland tie….and second is the game between Chelsea of England and Valencia of Spain.
The reason for this attention is simply because of red hot Tammy Abraham who has raised hope of playing for Super Eagles by saying that doors for Nigeria is wide open.
Abraham who has scored five goals for Chelsea this season is on the radar of the Nigeria Football Federation after they failed to convince him to feature for his fatherland last year. There is the likelihood that he may open up talks with the football authorities soonest given the latest development which many view as an assurance.
He is sure needed in the Super Eagles attack to pair another oven hot forward in the person of Victor Osimhen who many agree has the potential of forming a strong partnership with Abraham should the latter decide to play for Nigeria.
The exit of Odion Ighalo has created space and demand for a prolific striker or strikers to emerge in Super Eagles and both (Abraham and Osimhen) are on the lips of all praying for the Chelsea forward to agree to feature for Nigeria.
Today, they will be in action for their respective clubs in the UCL. They know the huge task on their shoulders even as expectations are high for them to deliver. For the average Nigerian football fan, they just have to up their games and do the needful tonight. Scoring will heighten desire for both to be in Eagles just as it would increase the demand for officials to reach out once again and faster too to Abraham’s father and the player himself in talks to convince him to play for Nigeria.
Indeed, tonight is the night if we borrow that coinage from the hit track of award winning Betty Wright in the 80s….Tonight is really the night that Abraham and Osimhen will be “drunk” with goals and victories for their respective clubs.