Cyriel Dessers to Feature for Nigeria vs Sierra Leone?

Cyriel Dessers to Feature for Nigeria vs Sierra Leone?

Dutch league's leading scorer, Cyriel Dessers says he is playing the best football of his career and hopes his form could earn a first Nigeria cap.

The Heracles striker, who was born in Leuven to a Belgian father and qualifies for the three-time champions through his mother, committed his international allegiance to Nigeria in December.

Dessers, who has started every game and has 14 goals and five assists this season, hopes his form may catch the attention of Super Eagles gaffer Gernot Rohr.

“There's been communication but I've got to keep playing as well as I can for Heracles, and hopefully that will happen soon,” he told BBC Sport.

Nigeria host bottom side, Sierra Leone, in back-to-back 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying games in March, with the reverse fixture scheduled for the Siaka Stevens Stadium in Freetown.

Dessers said being selected by the West African nation would be “amazing” and he would be honoured to have the chance of playing for the Super Eagles in the race for the continental showpiece event.

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“Everyone in the family is hoping – and to be involved with Nigeria would be incredibly amazing for my career, but I've got to keep proving myself first,” he added.

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Efe Bridget is a writer at GoalBall. She is a graduate of Mass Communication with 12 years of experience working with reputable publications.