Monday Nov 25, 2019. 08:00
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) are hoping to convince Queens Park Rangers’ attacking midfielder Ebere Eze to represent the Super Eagles in international football.
The Greenwich-born player has featured for England at U-20 and U-21 level, but is eligible to play for Nigeria due to his ancestry, and has previously trained with the African team.
The NFF are serious in their attempts to turn Eze in a fully fledged Nigerian international, with pundits impressed by the 21-year-old’s dynamic attacking abilities.
The Federation, via their official Twitter handle, confirmed that talks have been held with Eze.
“President of NFF, Mr. Amaju Pinnick has met with QPR midfielder Ebere Eze in London and conversation is ongoing about the possibility of Eze turning out for Nigeria,” the NFF stated on the social media site.
“Yesterday [Saturday] Eze also visited President Pinnick in the latter’s London home.
“During discussions, the player was informed of the President’s desire, which echoes that of many Nigerians to see Ebere Eze switch allegiance and start playing his international football for Nigeria.
“Talks are ongoing but the player has requested the chance to continue to focus on his club career which is going well so far and that further progress will be made in due course.”
Eze has racked up six goals and four assists in 17 EFL Championship appearances this season.