Belgian-Nigerian Striker Dessers – Rohr Told Me To Switch Teams If I Want Eagles Shirt


Sup‎er Eagles hopeful Cyril Dessers has confirmed few details of the chat he had with the senior nat‎ional team coach of Nigeria Gernot Rohr about his chances of representing Nigeria.


Dessers who is also eligible for Belgium has voiced out his preference for Nigeria ahead of senior national team of Belgium, and the 22 year old says he has been contacted by coach Rohr.

He reckoned he had a chat with the Franco-German coach of the Nigerian national team who told him to switch teams if he wants to challenge the likes of Kelechi Iheanacho, Ahmed Musa, Alex Iwobi and Olarewaju Kayode for a spot in his team.

Already he has heed to the manager’s advice as he left newly promoted NAC Breda, where he plundered 22 league goals to fire them to promotion to the top division for FC Utrecht also in the top division in Holland.

” Kelechi Iheanacho and Ahmed Musa are the two undisputed men in my position, not forgetting Olarewaju Kayode who plays for Austria Wien. After them there’s a spot. I did had contact with the coach some few weeks back and he advise me to take a step higher. Hence my move to Utrecht to prove myself worthy of selection for Nigeria “, he told Sports/Football Magazine.

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” I will be happy to play for either Nigeria or Belgium, but playing for Belgium is a little bit complicated, as all the strikers in front of me above 30 years and might all leave in the next three years, I would have been patient for an opportunity, but that is not the case.

” The World Cup 2018 is around the corner. If I score 20 goals for Utrecht and one of the strikers missed out through injury, I might have a chance. I hope my dream of wearing the Nigeria shirt draws near in few months time”.


Osas Mahawi