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Eze, New Jay Jay Okocha in Dilemma.


QPR attacker and Tottenham transfer target Eberechi Eze has opened up about his difficult decision whether to pursue an international career with England or Nigeria.

Eze is one of the most highly-rated talents in the Championship, and has scored 12 goals in 37 league appearances this season for the R’s.


So impressive has his form been this term that he has been tipped with a move across London to Spurs.

However, it doesn’t look like which club he plays for is Eze’s main concern right now, as he faces a dilemma about which nation to represent.


The £9 million-rated prospect has played for England in youth football, but qualifies to represent Nigeria due to his African ancestry.

Back in 2017, Eze trained with the Super Eagles, while they were in London, an experience he says he enjoyed.


But he insisted he doesn’t want to rush into a decision as he weighs up more playing time with Nigeria or potential European success with England.

“I’m very happy to be part of England’s youth setup right now, but I enjoyed training with Nigeria,” Eze told FourFourTwo.


“It’s a privilege to be involved with both, but I don’t want to make a decision yet – I just need to focus on QPR.”

Eze went on to discuss the areas of improvements he was to see in his game in the future.


And despite usually playing in attacking-midfield or on the wing, the 21-year-old said he wants to help out his backline more by improving his positioning when it comes to tracking back.

“Defensively, I could be better,” Eze added.

“It’s the last thing I want to do, as an attacking player, but my positioning when we lose the ball would help with that.

“Top players today need to be well-rounded – attackers don’t get away with being passengers. I’ve realised that more than ever this season.”


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2020 Lagos Marathon: Kenyan athlete wins big {Photos}


A Kenyan athlete, David Barmasai Tumo, emerged winner of the Lagos marathon Saturday morning.

The race, which is championed by Access Bank, started in front of the National Stadium, Surulere, and ended at the Eko Atlantic City, Victoria Island, a 42-kilometre stretch.

The Third Mainland Bridge, Osborne road, Parkview and Lekki/Ikoyi link bridge were among roads that were closed for the annual activity.

Last year, Sintayehu Legese of Ethiopia won the marathon. He finished with a time of 2:17:28.

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Osaro Eghobamien, ran for ‘justice’. Well-known faces such as former Super-Eagles midfielder, Austin ‘Jay-Jay’ Okocha, also participated in the race.

Tumo will be rewarded with the race’s grand prize of $50,000.

The first woman to cross the finish line was another Kenyan, Sharon Jemutai Cherop.


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