FC Utrecht new buy, Cyriel Dessers could soon be in the center of an international tug of war between Nigeria and Belgium if his goal scoring keeps on the same trajectory.
The 22-year-old, Cyriel Dessers scored 29 goals for NAC Breda last season in the Eerste Divisie and though his focus is still on his club form, he knows a decision on his future will be a subject of interest to the Belgian and Nigerian FAs.
The Striker considers representing Nigeria a huge honor and “Of course, my mom and dad would be very proud if I could play for Nigeria” per Ifeanyi Emmanuel [allnigeriasoccer].
He spoke on his goals for the future in an interview with allnigeriasoccer.
“I have been invited only to the Belgium U21 team, it was a big team with players like Dennis Praet (Sampdoria), Tielemans (Monaco), Dendoncker (Anderlecht), Musonda (Chelsea) and Kayembe (Porto).
“At first I need to prove myself with Utrecht in Eredivisie and Europa League, but it would be a huge honour to play for Nigeria.
“I have not been contacted by the Nigerian Federation but that’s normal if you look at the strikers now. But maybe if I keep developing and performing there will come an opportunity one day.
“Of course, my mom and dad would be very proud if I could play for Nigeria.
“As a kid I was a fan of Okocha and Kanu, but there are a lot of good strikers in the past and now.”