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AFCON Qualifier: Belgium-born Dessers Reacts To Nigeria Call-up

Cyriel Dessers Eagles Belgian born player
Cyriel Dessers Eagles Belgian born player

Heracles Almelo striker Cyriel Dessers has expressed his delight after receiving his maiden Nigeria call-up thanks to his scintillating form.

The 25-year-old who joined Frank Wormuth’s side from Utrecht has been impressive in the Dutch elite division with 15 goals from 25 appearances.

His fine form has now led to him being handed the chance to compete for a first international cap in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Sierra Leone in Asaba and Freetown.

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Dessers is one of the two new faces in Gernot Rohr’s squad alongside FC Cologne’s Kingsley Ehizibue, with Paul Onuachu and Henry Onyekuru missing.

The Belgium-born star was thrilled to see his hard work pay off as he reaches another significant milestone.

“So honoured and proud. Can’t wait to wear the Green-White jersey and meet the team! Flag of Nigeria Super Eagles,” tweeted Dessers.

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He also has a word of appreciation for his teammates who made his invitation to the Super Eagles’ fold possible.

“This would not have happened without the trust of the club and the cooperation with the team. I am very grateful to them for that,” he told the club website.

Nigeria currently sits top of Group L on six points, having won all two of their fixtures to date. If they pick up another win against the Leone Stars, their spot in the next Afcon will be guaranteed.

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