Amaju Pinnick, the Nigeria Football Federation President has revealed that he is after England-born Ebere Eze to improve the Super Eagles squad.
The NFF boss on Saturday, November 23, 2019, met Eze in London to discuss his international future.
The football federation want the midfielder who has played for the England youth sides to switch his allegiance to Nigeria.
Pinnick says he wants to boost Nigeria’s midfield options with the Queens Park-Rangers player for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
“We need to make a solid representation at Qatar 2022 and it starts with improving on your squad with quality players like Eze,” the NFF boss told BBC Sport.
“Can you imagine a midfield with (Wilfred) Ndidi, (Joe) Aribo, (Oghenekaro) Etebo and Eze? it is one that will improve our squad.”
Pinnick also says that the midfielder asked for time to focus on his club career before deciding on his international future.
“I am confidently hopeful that he will play for Nigeria soon,” Pinnick also said.
Eze has impressed this season in the Championship with Queens Park-Rangers with seven goals and provided four assists so far this season.
He is the latest foreign-born player who the NFF are working hard to poach for the Super Eagles of Nigeria.
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