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Rohr plays down comparison of QPR’s Eze with Reading’s Ejaria

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SUPER Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has rubbished reports linking him with a comparison of two Nigerian youngsters saying he has never compared QPR’s midfielder, Eberechi Eze with Reading star, Ovie Ejaria, as the West African country work to secure their services for the national team.

Both players, who ply their trade in the Championship, are of Nigerian descent and are eligible to play for either the Super Eagles or England – the country where they were born.

As part of efforts to secure their allegiance, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president Amaju Pinnick has held meetings with Eze, who has scored nine league goals this term.

Mr. Pinnick met QPR midfielder, Ebere Eze in London and conversation is ongoing about the possibility of Eze turning out for Nigeria.

Earlier this week, there were reports quoting Rohr saying he prefers Liverpool loanee, Ejaria to Eze, but the German coach described it as false statement and calls for respect of his relationship with the Nigerian media.

“My attention has been drawn to some statements online that I have described Reading FC player, Ovie Ejaria as a better player than Queens Park Rangers’ Ebere Eze and so the NFF should get him in the team immediately,” Rohr said.

“This is totally false and very disrespectful to both players.

I never compare players and I have not asked the NFF to make any approach for the player in question.

“I will never ask the NFF publicly to approach any player for our team. We have our processes and it certainly doesn’t include sharing such information publicly.

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