Heracles striker Cyriel Dessers has confirmed that the Nigerain Football Federation and Super Eagles technical crew has gotten in touch with him after his declaration to switch allegiance to Nigeria from Belgium.
Dessers who was born to a Belgian father and a Nigerian mother, caught the attention of the world when he declared his intentions to play for Nigeria in senior international level ahead of Belgium.
The gangling striker however confirmed that there is a contact from Nigeria national team coaches and vowed that he’s ready to honor a call up for the country.
” There has already been contact with the Nigerian association. After the match against ADO Den Haag, the assistant from Nigeria sent me a message that I was doing well,” Dessers told Belgian outlet Sporza.
“But that is not going to be easy either because there are 300 million Nigerians worldwide.
“I have never been to Nigeria, also because the political situation has not been so calm in recent years.
“The last year is only slightly better. I would like to go there and it would be twice as good to do that even if it’s only to play a friendly game against Madagascar or Mauritius.”
Dessers is the current leading scorer in the Dutch Eredivisie with 11 goals and was named the league’s November Player of the Month after scoring six goals and producing three assists.