FIFA have reportedly told Serbia that they cannot cap prolific Nigerian striker Friday Eze, who was two seasons ago voted the best player and also won the top scorer award in the Serbian league following a stellar campaign for modest side Mladost Lucani.
Serbia made attempt to cap the 23 year old but FIFA newly revised law on nationality switch for players stopped them from having him in their team.
” The idea was mooted to me in 2015 but I wasn’t qualified then. I was asked to play two more seasons in Serbia to make up for it, but for my career sake I had to move” Eze told Owngoalnigeria.com.
The Kaduna born forward presently plays for Saudi Arabia side Al Quadisiya on loan from relegated Qatari side Al-Fujairah, the team he joined last summer but couldn’t rescue them from relegation despite scoring 14 goals.
In Saudi Arabia, he has scored once in two games, which has now taken his tally to 30 goals in 18 months, but he still believe a national team call up from Nigeria is a distant reality.
” No chance for now, I won’t lie to myself about it, but in life you never say never. Anyday I am called up, I am ready to give my all for my fatherland”.