England and Queens Park Rangers midfielder Eberechi Eze has accepted to play for Nigeria refusing the offer to continue playing for England. The player has shown interests in playing for the Super Eagles, he has, however, insists he will not rush to decide which country he will play for at the senior level.
The 21-year-old Queens Park Rangers midfielder has already played for England at the youth level but according to FIFA rule, he still has the chance to play for Nigeria. Eberechi Eze says he is in no rush to make any decision about his international future. Eberechi Eze was born in England to Nigerian parent in Greenwich, he played for England in the U20 and 21 national teams.
However, his affiliation with Nigeria qualifies him to represent the country at the senior national team level. Queens Park Rangers midfielder is born to Nigerian parents gives him the right to play for either Nigeria or England his place of birth. Last December he was seen taking pictures with Nigeria Football Federation president Amaju Pinnick, this is like a green light for Nigerians as the president doing everything to land the player.
According to Eberechi Eze, he said: “I don’t want to make a rushed decision, as much as it would be a privilege to play for either. It would be a great honour,” Eze said on The Beautiful Game podcast. “I spoke to them. But again, I am just enjoying my football right now and I don’t want any added pressure on my mindset.
“I don’t want to focus on the wrong things. I want to focus on what has got me to this position, continue doing it and wherever it takes me, it takes me.” The young and talented Queens Park Rangers midfielder was invited to the Eagles camp in 2017 and trained with the team during their preparation for a friendly game against Burkina Faso, the same time Ola Aina and Chuba Akpom got visited the country’s national team in London.