The Heracles Almelo striker is in line to make his debut for Nigeria after he was included in the Gernot Rohr’s 24 man squad for the Super Eagles Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Leone Stars of Sierra Leone.
Following the news that he has been handed a maiden call up, Eredivisie top scorer, Cyriel Dessers has revealed he can’t wait to pull on the green and white jersey.
Nigeria play Sierra Leone in a doubleheader Afcon qualifier this month, and that could see the former Utrecht man make his international debut.
Despite being born in Belgium, the 25-year-old decided to play for Nigeria, his mother’s country. He has always expressed his desire to represent the Super Eagles, and he finally gets to fulfil that dream.
The former Utrecht striker took to his Twitter account to express his delight at the invitation, while he also revealed he is eager to meet his new teammates.
Dessers is Dutch’s top-flight highest goalscorer with 15 goals in 25 appearances for Heracles Almelo this season.
The arrival of Dessers will add more firepower to an already top-quality Nigerian attack. The Super Eagles are already blessed with the likes of Victor Osimhen, Kelechi Iheanacho, Samuel Kalu and Samuel Chukwueze.
The Super Eagles take on Sierra Leone on March 27th at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba, while the return leg holds in Freetown five days later.
Nigeria victories over the Benin Republic and Lesotho last November put them on top of Group L with six points from two matches.