Super Eagles coach, Austin Eguavoen has explained his reason for not inviting Cyriel Dessers to the national team.
Dessers, who has had an impressive season with Feyenoord despite injury woes, has been ignored by national handlers for a while now.
The attacker’s continuous snub has been a surprise to the fans of the Super Eagles who rate him highly and believes he should in the conversation for a place in Nigeria’s attack.
Eguavoen has so far not invited Dessers to the team but defended his decision when he spoke on Elegbete TV. He said he’s yet to see the former Heracles attacker play live and will like to take a closer look at him.
“You are talking about Cyriel Dessers, where is he playing?” Eguavoen asked rhetorically.
“So am I going to take the train from here to Holland? The answer is no.
“So the time has to be right.
“When I say I haven’t watched the player, I’m talking about watching them live.”