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NFF Losing Grip of Ebere Eze

Queens Park Rangers sensation Eberechi Eze has continued to play the waiting game with Nigeria following a latest attempt by the Nigeria Football Federation.
NFF President and Confederation of African Football Vice President Amaju Melvin Pinnick was in London to see the English international over the possibility of common interest but his trip couldn't bear positive fruit as the youngster is still calling the shots.
''President of NFF, Mr. Amaju Pinnick has met with QPR midfielder Ebere Eze in London and conversation is ongoing about the possibility of Eze turning out for Nigeria. Yesterday 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 Nigeria Football Federation via one of their official social channels Twitter on Sunday.
Recall that the 21-year-old turn down an opportunity to flourish in green and white earlier in the month after failing to grab a wildcard for an invitation into the Super Eagles for the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers with Benin Republic and Lesotho.
Eze made his first start for England Under-21s last Tuesday night in a 2-1 defeat against the Netherlands.
The Rangers No. 10 started in Doetincham just four days after coming off the bench for the Young Lions in a 3-0 win over Albania.
Kaj Sierhuis’s first-half effort for the Dutch was cancelled out by Mason Greenwood - but the match was decided by a stunning injury-time free-kick from Javairo Dilrosun.
Eze played 62 minutes of action before being replaced by Arsenal’s Reiss Nelson.

By Olamide Oyetunji

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