Highly Rated Nigerian Duo Eze & Akinola Shine in QPR U23s Victory Over Ipswich Town


The U23s of QPR defeated their Ipswich Town counterpart 4-1 in a U23 Professional Development League tie at Loftus Road, with the Nigerian teen duo of Eberechi Eze and Romeo Akinola playing a pivotal role in the victory.


Eze joined the Championship side from Milwall in July. The 18 year old has taken to life in his new surroundings quite well, scoring on his debut against Southampton which he followed up with another against Ipswich Town in today’s game.

He scored the 4th goal in their 4-1 win over Ipswich Town, taking his tally for his new side to two in two games for the U23s of the promotion chasing English Championship team.

Signed on a one year deal, he is an attacking midfielder who can also play behind the main striker and at QPR he has grown in leap and bound playing as the arrow head of the Development Team.

Akinola on his part showed the reason why he has progressed greatly through the ranks at QPR, with a performance reminisce of his strong showing last season for the Reserves when he emerged as one of the top prospect in the youth ranks of QPR.

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The duo are both eligible for Nigeria and England although they are yet to be called up by either of the nations.