Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr is considering calling up PEC Zwolle’s Dutch born defender Kingsley Ehizibue to the team to fill up the right-back spot, FootballNaija has exclusively gathered.
Earlier in the week, Rohr made contacts with the youngster as well as his agent Wessel Weezenberg, who also represents another Dutch born – Tyronne Ebuehi, who is set to make his Nigeria debut in March friendlies against Senegal and Burkina Faso.
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The 21 year old Ehizibue was born in Germany but is eligible to represent Nigeria through his Nigerian parents. He moved to the Netherlands at a young age, where he currently represents their U21 national team – having been capped once. He is also eligible to represent the Germany, through birth.
He has played 19 matces for PEC Zwolle this season, and they are currently 13th in the 18-team Dutch top-flight league with 27 points from 25 matches.
Ehizibue’s main strength is his defensive contribution but plays well as an attacking right midfielder, right forward, right midfielder and left forward. Utility player you can say.
The quartet of Shehu Abdullahi, Musa Mohammed, Wilfred Ndidi and Kenneth Omeruo have all been tried at the right back since Rohr came in and none of them seem to fit in.
We’ve make contacts with Ehizibue directly, but he is yet to get back to us