Dutch hitman Dessers Pledges Allegiance to Nigeria


Heracles Almelo Striker Cyriel Dessers has declared his decision to “fully commit” his international career to Nigeria and is keen on representing the Super Eagles in the nearest future.

Dessers revealed he had discussions with NFF President Amaju Pinnick and hopes to bring success to the senior team.


His latest goals came over the weekend in the 4-0 victory over Ado Den Haag, where he netted a brace.


The 24 year-old who was born in Belgian to a Nigerian mother and is also eligible to represent the 2018 FIFA World Cup Bronze medal winners, said:


“There’s already been contact with the NFF. After the match against ADO Den Haag (last Saturday), an official from Nigeria sent me a message that I was doing well.


“But it’s not going to be easy for me there either – there are over 300million Nigerians worldwide.”


“I have never been to Nigeria because of the political situation there. It was slightly better last year so I’ll be twice as happy if I can get an invite, even if it’s a friendly against Madagascar or Mauritius.”

Dessers who was invited to Belgium’s U21 national team in March 2015 but failed to take part in an U21 Euro qualifier against Moldova,is still eligible for the Eagles.


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