Per a statement on their official website Bulgarian side Lokomotiv Plovdiv have dropped a big hint about a call up to the senior national team of Nigeria for their newly signed on defender Stephen Eze.
Eze joined the team from the African Nations Championship where Nigeria finished as runners-up to host Morocco, with his performance earning him a spot in the team of the tournament.
The club in a statement on the upcoming international weekend of games, named the Nigerian among the players who are likely to be away for international engagement in the month of March.
Their statement suggest a leak by Owngoalnigeria.com could be true as we first reported that coach of the Super Eagles Gernot Rohr is interested in the towering defender as cover for Leon Balogun.
Balogun has returned to full fitness and he is now enjoying a regular run of games at German side Mainz 05 gave Rohr concerns after a poor first half of the season in Germany, where injuries and fitness issues limited him to just few games in the Bundesliga.
Rohr was impressed with Eze’s performance at the CHAN championship and views him as a capable back up to Balogun due to their similarities in statue, particularly in terms of height.
The list for the Nigerian players for the game against Poland and Serbia is expected to be made official on the 7th of March, only before then can the invitation of Eze be confirmed by Rohr.