In-form Ejike patient over Nigeria call

In-form Ejike patient over Nigeria call
Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr during a training session

by Staff Reporter

Thursday Dec 12, 2019. 13:00

Nigeria hopeful Chidera Ejike says he is being patient over a call-up for the Super Eagles and believes he will be rewarded for his form by coach Gernot Rohr when the time is right.

Ejike has been superb for Heerenveen in the Dutch Eredivisie this season, leading to calls for his inclusion in the national team squad.

Rohr is well aware of the player, but has yet to make his move and Ejike says he will just keep on performing at club level and hope the call comes.

“The coach knows where he is going to fit me in,” he told reporters.

“At the moment it is not something I am rushing for, I’m going to be patient and wait for my time but I know if I’m given the chance by God’s grace, I’m going to take the chance, I’m just looking forward to that time and waiting until it comes.”

There is much competition within the Super Eagles squad for attackers and playmakers, with Ejike up against the likes of Everton star Alex Iwobi, Samuel Chukwueze, Ahmed Musa, Samuel Kalu, Moses Simon, Emmanuel Dennis and Henry Onyekuru.

“The thing is all these players you mentioned are good players and talented, and I feel everybody has his style of play,” Ejike said.

“Your style is always going to speak for you and I believe the coach knows best when I get the call-up.”

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