NFF give update on the international future of Heracles Almelo’s Cyrile Dessers


Heracles Almelo goal machine, Cyriel Dessers, may have taken a big step towards realising his dreams of playing for the Super Eagles of Nigeria following confirmation that the Nigeria Football Federation that he has decided to switch allegiance to Nigeria instead of his country of birth, Belgium.

Dessers’ fine form for Heracles Almelo has not gone unnoticed by the President of the NFF, Amaju Pinnick, who has also confirmed that he has held positive talks with the 24-year-old striker.

Cyriel Dessers
Cyriel Dessers

He was recognised for his impressive performances for Heracles Almelo during the month of November after scooping the Eredivisie Player of the Month award.

”After series of discussions with the NFF President, Amaju Pinnick, I have decided to fully commit myself to Nigeria and the Super Eagles and I am going to work to be part of the team and fight for more success for the country.

I am a proud Nigerian and I can’t wait to fulfil my dream of wearing the green white green,” the Nigerian Federation quoted Dessers as saying in a post on Twitter.

Cyriel Dessers
Cyriel Dessers want to play for Nigeria

In November alone, the hot striker was involved in nine goals, starting with a hat-trick against VVV Venlo followed by strikes against Ajax Amsterdam and ADO Den Haag (2), while he also laid on three goals.


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