Dessers happy to sign for his boyhood club, KRC Gent

Dessers happy to sign for his boyhood club, KRC Gent

Nigerian striker Cyriel Dessers says he is delighted to sign for Belgian side KRC Genk, the club he supported as a child.

The Belgian born forward completed his much-awaited move from Dutch side Heracles Almelo on Wednesday and he will become the third Nigerian on the roaster of the club after Paul Onuachu and Stephen Odey.


Dessers enjoyed a successful season with Heracles last campaign as he scored 15 goals to finish as the 2019-2020 Dutch Eredivisie top scorer, he also won two players of the award and was subsequently included in the team of the season.


His form caught the attention Italian side Torino and Dutch side Feyenoord, but he opted to sign for Genk, the club he has always dream to play for as a child.


“As a little boy you dream of the biggest things, I dreamed of KRC Gent.” He posted on his social media handle with his pictures as a child with Genk jersey.


Dessers who signed four years contract with the club switched allegiance to Nigeria from Belgium back in January, however, thanked his former club Heracles Almelo and FC Utrecht for his development.


“Thank you, the Netherlands for the four wonderful years, Special thanks to the fans of Heracles Almelo and FC Utrecht.” He said in another post.


The 25-year-old will now look to justify the money invested in him by Genk when the season resume in the next couple of months.



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