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NFF President Meets With Ebere Eze To Discuss His International Career

Felix Egbomuche

Felix Egbomuche

The Nigerian football chief was in London over the weekend where he met with Ebere Eze to try to convince him to switch his international allegiance.

NFF president, Amaju Pinnick, was at Craven cottage where the 21-year-old couldn't inspire his team as they were defeated 2-1 by Fulham in the English championship game.

Nigeria has been making moves on the young midfielder who recently made his debut for the English U-21 side.

Eze has been impressive for Queens Park Rangers this season, leading to calls online for him to be invited to the Super Eagles camp.

In a recent interview, Gernot Rohr revealed that both he and his coaching team had made contact with the England-born youngster while Amaju also disclosed that he previously had a meeting with the boy's father.

In following up on the creative midfielder who has been dubbed the 'next Jay-Jay Okocha', the NFF president met with him last weekend.

"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," a tweet on the NFF's Twitter page read.

"The NFF President was at the Fulham v QPR Championship game of Friday to watch Nigeria-eligible Ebere Eze in action. The President who maintains a keen interest in the player had also met with his father previously trying to get a decision on his international career.

"Yesterday 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 for 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.