NFF Explains Pressure On Eze

Nigeria football federation (NFF) president Amaju Pinnick says persuading England under-21 player Ebere Eze to play for the super eagles would improve the squad.

The NFF is hoping to convince the Queen’s Park Ranger’s midfielder to play for them rather than England at senior level.

Eze, who was born in England to Nigerian parents, played twice for the three lions at under-21 level in November.

Pinnick had already held meetings with the 21-year-old and his parents and believes they have gone well.

Eze was one of a number of British-Born players, along with Ola Aina and Chuka Akpom, invited to train with the Nigeria squad in London back in march 2017 – following a cancelled friendly with Burkina Faso.

Uncapped and overlooked by coach Gernot Rohr after the London gathering, the former Wycombe Wanderers loanee then went on to earn seven caps for the England under-20’s between 2018 and 2019.

 

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