Eredivisie top scorer Dessers says NFF contacted him for Super Eagles
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Eredivisie top scorer Dessers says NFF contacted him for Super Eagles

Current top scorer of the Eredivisie Cyriel Dessers has revealed that he is in contact with the Nigeria Football Federation for a possible call-up to the Super Eagles.

The Heracles Almelo striker tops the Eredivisie scorers’ chart with 11 goals and five assists.

Dessers was born in Belgium to a Nigerian mother and is eligible to pledge his international future to either Netherlands or Nigeria.

“There’s already been contact with the NFF. After the match against ADO Den Haag (last Saturday), an official from Nigeria sent me a message that I was doing well,” Dessers, who will clock 25 on December 8 told Sporza in an interview.

“But it’s not going to be easy for me there either – there are over 300m Nigerians worldwide.”

“I have never been to Nigeria because of the political situation there. It was slightly better last year so I’ll be twice as happy if I can get an invite, even if it’s a friendly against Madagascar or Mauritius.”

Nigeria is also in contact with Queens Park Rangers midfielder Eberechi Eze for a switch to the Super Eagles.