Upon receiving a prestigious award organised by Niger Footballers in Lagos last weekend, Belgium born Nigeria prospect Cyriel Dessers expressed his gratitude , eagerness and willingness to play his first match for the Super Eagles.
Speaking on social media, the 25 year old striker said:“Honoured to get this award! It means a lot to me, thanks Naija footballers and people who voted for me.
Hope to see you soon."
He was quoted further as saying: “After series of discussion with the NFF President, Amaju Pinnick, I have decided to fully commit myself to Nigeria and the Super Eagles and I am going to work to be part of the team and fight for more sucesss for the country.
I am a proud Nigerian, and I can’t wait to fulfill my dream of wearing the green white green".
However, with a plethora of options for Nigeria upfront (including Osimhen, Iheanacho, Onuachu, Kayode O., Maja and Sadiq Umar), some are questioning the inclusion of Dessers to an already crowded field of quality options.
A Super Eagles fan on an online sports platform said: 'In my own opinion, I don’t think we need Cyriel Dessers.
Although I like his willingness to play for 9ja, the boy Maja is a gem and blessing in disguise. I think Sadiq Umar is a better player in all area than Onanchu and Cyriel Desseres."
There are, however, very many Super Eagles fans who welcome his enthusiasm and passion and are happy that he has pledged his allegiance to Nigeria.
These set of fans see Dessers as a quality addition to the Super Eagles family - one sure to score many goals in national colours.
Whatever the case may be, only time will tell.