FC Utrecht striker Cyriel Dessers has said he would bring more “goals” if handed an invitation to the Super Eagles.
Dessers was born to a Nigerian mother and a Belgian father but has described himself as a “Nigerian” who would be glad to contribute his own quota to the Super Eagles.
According to him, his dream is to one day play for the three-time African champions; wear the “green and white jersey” while putting smiles on the faces of Nigerians.
“It would be a big honour to play for Nigeria and it would be a no-brainer for me,” he told Punch.
“I was born and grew up in Belgium, but when I look in the mirror or to my character, I can see that I’m Nigerian/African.
“My dream has always been to represent Nigeria, wear the green and white jersey and put smiles on the faces of Nigerians. Hopefully, one day that will happen.”
On what he would add to the team, he said: “Goals, that’s what I’m good at. There is so much quality in the Nigerian squad, but I hope to get a chance and then show how I can also contribute to the team.”
The striker revealed that “My mother is Nigerian and I still have a lot of family members in Lagos. Nigerians are wonderful people.”
He added that he has not been to Nigeria but is looking forward to “go there [Nigeria] as soon as possible.”