NFF Makes Contact With Belgium-Born Striker, Cyriel Dessers

NFF Makes Contact With Belgium-Born Striker, Cyriel Dessers

Felix Egbomuche

Felix Egbomuche

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has reached out to Belgium-born forward, Cyriel Dessers, following his incredible start to the season in the Netherlands.

Dessers, who was born to Nigerian parents and is eligible to play for the country, has been in sublime form for Heracles Armelo, notching 13 goals and assisting a further 5 in all competitions for the Dutch side.

Last weekend, he scored twice against ADO Den Haag, taking his tally to 11 goals and claiming top at the moment in the Eredivisie scorers chart.

After the game, many Nigerians took to social media to talk about the prolific marksman who they believe will improve the Super Eagles attack.

Dessers is yet to represent Belgium at any level and has expressed his willingness to play for Nigeria if given the opportunity and it would seem the NFF has been watching, with the player confirming that a top Nigerian official already reached out to him.

"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 300m Nigerians worldwide," Dessers told ‘Sporza’ in an interview this week.

"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 turns twenty-five on Sunday, will be aiming to add to his goals when his team travels to face Sparta Rotterdam.

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