Rave of the moment, Eberechi Eze has been on Nigeria’s radar since 2017 but Super Eagles head coach Genort Rohr failed to hand him a call-up to the team.
Though it could be said that the playmaker needed some time to develop his game last year, the 20-year-old has maintained a constant goalscoring form since the start of the season and many fans believe he’s ripe for an invitation from the country’s national team handlers.
Despite his blistering performance in the Championship this season, Eberechi Eze is constantly overlooked by Rohr while compiling his list of players for the AFCON2019 qualifiers.
Sadly for Nigerian football, England youth manager Paul Simpson has handed a debut call-up to the in-form youngster ahead of their friendly matches against Italy and the Czech Republic on the 11 and 15th of October respectively.
Ebere, though yet to say a word after his invitation, would be happy for getting his first international call-up since he became a professional player.
Having waited so long for Rohr’s invitation, the 20-year-old Londoner won’t think twice before accepting the offer.
However, it’s better late than never for the African powerhouse they need to make a last-minute move for the playmaker.
Since he’s yet to turn up for the Three Lions, the Super Eagles still stand a chance to lure him to play for his fatherland despite featuring for England’s youth team.
It should be recalled that Alex Iwobi, Ola Aina, Victor Moses, Victor Anichebe all featured for England’s under-age teams before switching allegiance to the three-time African Champions.