Nigeria on the verge of Losing Ebere Eze to England


Nigeria may be locked in a long, unwinnable battle with England as the European nation continues to pluck some of Nigeria’s most talented youngsters, the latest of which is mesmerizing attacking midfielder and Queens Park Rangers playmaker Ebere Eze.

Mere weeks after watching England call up the fantastic duo of Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori, Nigeria may yet see another star of the future, QPR’s Ebere Eze, snapped up by the 1966 World Cup champions.

The dynamic 21-year-old ball joggler, drawing accolades from various quarters as the ‘new JJ Okocha because of his dribbling skills, dazzling runs and love for stunning goals, has accepted a call-up to feature for England U21s in upcoming matches against Albania and the Netherlands.

The Greenwich-born lad, who has been in scintillating form for QPR this season, scoring six times in the championship already this season, had attracted attentions from football loving Nigerian fans.

Eze, due to his Nigerian ancestry, is believed to be opened to the idea of playing for the three-time African champions having previously trained with the Nigeria national team and is friends with Everton playmaker Alex Iwobi.

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr once revealed that the 5ft 8in midfield wonder was under the watch list of the national team handlers but later hinted that the midfielder turned down the opportunity to play for Nigeria in the forthcoming 2021 Afcon qualifying matches against Benin Republic and Lesotho.

However, should Eze play for England against the Albanians in an U21 EURO qualifier on Friday 15 November, he would have to apply to FIFA to change his association if he decides to play for the Super Eagles in future.