Ahead Of AFCON: I Want Eze In Super Eagles – Rohr
Super Eagles’ coach, Gernot Rohr, has admitted his desire to have Queens Park Rangers midfielder, Eberechi Eze, in the Nigerian team.
The German tactician, who revealed that he had made an indirect approach to the young player through his mother, said he would continue in his effort to get him to commit his international career to Nigeria.
“We’ve approached him, but not directly. Tunde Adelakun, my assistant, spoke to his mum. What we understand is that there is a lot of pressure on him, and Ebere Eze doesn’t want to give an answer now,” Rohr told BBC journalist, Osasu Obayiuwana.
“Obviously, we would love to have him in the Super Eagles, of course! We continue to work on getting him. It may take some time.”
Eze has played non-competitive matches for the Young Lions and was an unused substitute when England U21s faced Turkey and Kosovo in the U21 EURO qualifiers back in September, meaning he is eligible to represent the Super Eagles without applying to FIFA for a change of association.
The 21-year-old was handed a late invitation to train with the Super Eagles ahead of the friendly against Burkina Faso in March 2017, which was later cancelled.
Eze has been in blistering form for Queens Park Rangers since the start of the 2019-2020 season, contributing to 10 goals six goals, four assists) in 14 Championship appearances.