Queens Park Rangers midfielder, Ebere Eze has turned down the opportunity to be included in Gernot Rohr’s Super Eagles squad for the upcoming 2021 AFCON qualifiers with Benin Republic and Lesotho.
Eze has been one of the QPR’s best performers this season, scoring six goals from a midfield position to attract interest from the Super Eagles handler.
According to Brila.net, Rohr spoke with Eze and tried to convince him to switch allegiance to Nigeria from England, the country he represented at U19 level last year.
However, the midfielder reportedly told Nigeria’s Franco-German manager to give him more time to think about it, as he’s been assured a place in England U-21 Euro 2021 qualifiers squad.
Ebere Eze had previously trained with Super Eagles in 2017 during their training camp in London, with Nigeria confident he commits his future to the country, but everything went cold following a suspected pressure from the English FA.
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