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England Call Up Nigerian-Born Midfielder Eze To U-20 Team

England Call Up Nigerian-Born Midfielder Eze To U-20 Team

 

 

By Adeboye  Amosu

Nigeria risk losing Ebere Eze to England after the talented midfielder was handed invitation to the latter’s U-20 side on Friday, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.

Eze, 20, trained with the Super Eagles along with Chuba Akpom and Ola Aina in London in March 2017, following their botched friendly with Burkina Faso.

He was expected to follow in the footsteps of Aina who has been capped at international level by Nigeria, but missed out on a place in Nigeria’s squad to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

That hope could now be dashed with his latest invitation to the young Lions squad for the friendlies against against Italy and Czech Republic on October 11 and 15 respectively.

Eze has been in fantastic form for QPR in the English Championship this season scoring three goals 11 appearances.

The midfielder expressed his delight to the team, the first time he will be involved in international football.

“You want to be called up for international football and it is a great honour to have been. It’s a really good milestone for me,” Eze told QPR’s official website.

“I found out on Thursday night. I got a bit of an inkling from the Doctor as the FA had spoken to him and I’m really excited.

“It will be a good experience, I’ve never been involved before so I am looking forward to seeing what it is like.”

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Nigeria risk losing Ebere Eze to England after the talented midfielder was handed invitation to the latter’s U-20 side on Friday, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.

Eze, 20, trained with the Super Eagles along with Chuba Akpom and Ola Aina in London in March 2017, following their botched friendly with Burkina Faso.

He was expected to follow in the footsteps of Aina who has been capped at international level by Nigeria, but missed out on a place in Nigeria’s squad to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

That hope could now be dashed with his latest invitation to the young Lions squad for the friendlies against against Italy and Czech Republic on October 11 and 15 respectively.

Eze has been in fantastic form for QPR in the English Championship this season scoring three goals 11 appearances.

The midfielder expressed his delight to the team, the first time he will be involved in international football.

“You want to be called up for international football and it is a great honour to have been. It’s a really good milestone for me,” Eze told QPR’s official website.

“I found out on Thursday night. I got a bit of an inkling from the Doctor as the FA had spoken to him and I’m really excited.

“It will be a good experience, I’ve never been involved before so I am looking forward to seeing what it is like.”

 

 

COMMENTS

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  • Sintali 1 month ago

    This is my candid advice to NFF and the handlers of both the SE and Nigerian Flying Eagles i.e. U-20. We should start inviting these boys to U-20 not necessarily SE because we have a bunch of talented SE players. For instance, in the midfield Who will Eze displace? Iwobi, Etebo, Ndidi or John Obi? I expect non. I there wish to advice the handlers should start inviting these level of plàyers to our U-20 or U-23. This will now prepare them for the senior level. He is just invited to play for England U-20 not the lion’s yet. NFF should start scouting such players for intergration into U-20 and U-23. Thank you.

    • Exactly what the NFF is doing. We took a keeper from Bournemouth to the just concluded wafu b under 17 qualifing tournament.
      Several players in Europe will be called up to the under 20 AFCON tournament next year.
      I concur that many of these young players are no better than who we currently have in the senior team.
      Our problem with the Super Eagles is squad and team selection. No less.
      If we select players on form and not on name we will do well.
      There are many many players who have played under 15, under 17, under 20 and under 23 for Nigeria who are doing well in good clubs and in good competitions.
      Take for example K Nwakali, everyone is shouting his name (from fans to the press etc), he is a sub in a second division team. Meanwhile his team mates Orji Okonkwo (Bologna Seria A), Samuel Chikwueze (Villarreal La Liga) and lately Victor Osimhen (Charleroi Belgian premier league) are doing better than him.
      If we choose players on form and condition, we don’t need players who use us as a second choice

  • Edoman of New Jersey, USA 1 month ago

    Completely agreed with that view expressed above. Seek them out early.