Former Nigerian forward, Samson Siasia has thrown his weight behind Crystal Palace midfielder, Eberechi Eze to fix the Super Eagles midfield if he can be convinced to play for the senior national team.
Eze has been on the radar of the Nigerian Football Federation, with NFF President Amaju Pinnick a known admirer of the talented playmaker.
Recall that he trained with Super Eagles along with Chuba Akpom in March 2017 before a cancelled friendly against Burkina Faso.
However, in an interview with The Sun, the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations winner, has urged Super Eagles interim coach, Austine Eguavoen to intensify move on the need to have him play for Nigeria.
“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.”