The Representative of the sensational young striker says his loyalty still remains with Nigeria and is totally committed to playing for his country of birth
Gafar Liameed, chairman of 36 Lion FC of Lagos, has said Standard Liege striker Imoh Ezekiel is geared up to wear the green and white colours of the Nigeria senior national team.
The former 36 Lion striker is one of three fresh invites on the 23-man list of coach Stephen Keshi to prosecute the March 5 international friendly against Mexico in Atlanta, USA.
Gafar, who is the representative of the 20-year-old striker in a chat with Goal, said that Ezekiel, despite increasing interest from the Belgium senior national team, still craves to play for Nigeria.
On reports that the prodigious talent is considering dumping Nigeria to play for the Red Devils, he refuted the media claims on the player’s plans to switch allegiance, hinting that the move is no longer in place.
“Imoh is ready to play for Nigeria. He might have been ached by several snubs at junior international level but with this invitation, he is ready to play for his country of birth. Those reports are speculations as he is yet to agree to play for Belgium,” Gafar told Goal.
The Standard Liege forward was quoted on the 36 Lion’s official Facebook page as saying: “Never in my life would I have thought of such a call to the Super Eagles at such a time, with great players and the achievements of the present national team. I never saw myself in the team anytime soon."
According to Gafar, “Imoh is indeed grateful to the Super Eagles’ head coach Stephen Keshi and Nigeria Football Federation for the exciting privilege and promises to give more than 110% if given a chance to play even if it is for one minute.”