Few weeks after Dutch born Nigerian footballer Tyronne Ebuehi turned down the chance to be a part of Nigeria’s squad for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Algeria, another Dutch youngster has turned down Nigeria as well.
Coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria Gernot Rohr is keen on strengthening the right full back position of the team, after using five players as right back in three games as coach.
The mini crisis has forced the coach has into combing Europe for talented Nigerian players in the diaspora to boost his options, but one of the players he has in mind has turned down a fresh approach.
The Nigeria Football Federation made fresh move to entice PEC Zwolle wingback Kingsley Ehizibue but were told in clear terms, that he is focused on making the grades with the Dutch national team.
” We are no longer on his (Ehizibue) case. We made fresh moves for him and what we got from his family is that he wants to concentrate on the Dutch national team. He is already playing for the U-21″, a source at the NFF told Owngoalnigeria.com.
” There are other options we are exploring for the coach, but for now we won’t like to make it public. The idea is to get the best legs to represent Nigeria at senior level”.