Samson Siasia, has called on the Super Eagles’ technical adviser, Augustine Eguavoen to try every possible means in making Crystal Palace midfielder, Eberechi Eze to play for the Nigeria national team.
The 20-year old London born playmaker has been a long term target of the Nigeria Football federation with Amaju Pinnick a known admirer of the talented youngster.
Siasia in a chat with The Sun noted that considering the need for a proper midfielder in the Super Eagles, the 20-year old could come in as a long term successor replacement of Jay Jay Okocha.
“Well, we don’t just have a number 10, that is a creative midfielder in the mode of Jay-Jay Okocha that can distribute accurate passes to the strikers,” Siasia told The Sun about the Super Eagles’ non-functioning midfield.
“We don’t just have them now and that is why I have been thinking of Chidera Eze with Crystal Palace. The Super Eagles need that player. He could be the next Okocha if we invite him.
“I have told Eguavoen that the team needs a player of his mood. He will be a good addition to the Super Eagles. We need somebody like him in the team because if you don’t have an offensive player who creates chances for the strikers to score, the team will have problems.”
Eze already featured for the England youth teams, even captaining the U-20 Lions in a game against Chile at the 2019 Toulon tournament.