The Nigerian Football Federation made a giant step in their attempt to capture Eberechi Eze after the tricky midfielder visited Amaju Pinnick at the weekend in his London home, AOIFootball.com reports.
According to the NFF, Pinnick was at Craven Cottage on Friday night to watch the midfielder in action against Fulham with a view to seeing the prized asset lace his boots for Nigeria in the nearest future.
“The NFF President was at the Fulham vs 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.
Today (Saturday) Ebere 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,” the NFF posted on their twitter handle.
The former Super Eagles trainee has had a mesmerizing start to the Championship this season, scoring 6 goals and providing 4 assists and was also named the Championship player for the month of October.
He was however called up to the Young Three Lions squad for this month’s international matches but still remains eligible to play for Nigeria.