Dessers reveals conversations with Rohr before Super eagles call up


Cyriel Dessers, has revealed that he spoke with Nigeria’s head coach, Gernot Rohr, before he received his first invitation to play for the country.

Dessers was born to a Belgian father and Nigerian mother.

The 25-year-old has been on Nigeria Football Federation (NFF)’s radar following his impressive form in the Dutch Eredivisie.

Dessers has played for Belgium’s U-21 side, but assured NFF president Amaju Pinnick in December, that he would prefer to represent the Super Eagles.

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“I know they kept an eye on me. I recently had a really positive chat with the national team coach.

“They invited me to explain what they expected from me if I would be invited. Also what I could expect from the invite.

“They wanted to prepare me for everything. We talked a lot about football and Heracles Almelo too, about the Eredivisie as well. It was a really nice conversation,” Dessers told Heracles TV.

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Dessers has been included in Rohr’s 24-man squad for Nigeria’s upcoming 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Sierra Leone.


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