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Dessers Denies Planning To Dump Nigeria For Belgium

Dessers Denies Planning To Dump Nigeria For Belgium

Super Eagles hopeful, Cyriel Dessers, has debunked claims he is still interested in playing for Belgium despite already committing his international future to Nigeria. 

Dessers was quoted by a media outlet, Het Belang van Limburg, that he is still open to featuring for Belgium.

“One of my best friends is a video analyst of the Red Devils (Belgium), so I sometimes catch up on something, but I have not yet spoken to Roberto Martinez myself.

“I now focus on Genk and make goals, the rest will come naturally. That has always been my motto. At the moment, the national team is not an issue, we will not know until September.

“Maybe I will be summoned somewhere, maybe not.”

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But the 25-year-old born to a Belgian father and a Nigerian mother, has described the report as unfounded lies.

“They made a story from nothing. I didn’t even talk with Belgium and then they make a story,” the KRC Genk new signing told AOIFootball.

“I said I hoped for a call (from Nigeria) in September, but that’s not even sure. That’s the coach who decides, It’s not in my hands.

“It’s just the clickbait sites who take things out of context and make juicy titles.”

The former Heracles Almelo striker further stated that the suggestion to play for Belgium was made by Luc Nilis a former Belgian player.

He said Nilis suggested him to Martinez, but he remains committed to making his debut for Nigeria when international matches resume. 

Dessers was set to make his Super Eagles debut in March, but the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying double header against Sierra Leone was called off due to Covid-19 pandemic.

He has been in impressive form for Genk in their pre-season games, scoring four goals in four games.

      

 

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COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 18
  • Chidiomimi 3 weeks ago

    Thank God you have come out to say you’re sticking with the Eagles. I wish you more goals both for your club and Super Eagles.

     
  • Emmanuel 3 weeks ago

    I see mischief in the report surrounding this guy.Someone suddenly woke up from his slumber and making frantic effort to make this guy a Belgium player, is attempting to set this guy on a collition course against Nigeria.Otherwise there is absolutely no reason to distort his comment to make it look like he wants to dump Nigeria.

    God bless you My brother,you are our own for life.

     
  • GLORY 3 weeks ago

    The MOST BLESSED DIVINE TRINITY will always protect you Dessers, and other truly deserving SE players from the hands self serving wastrels. Failure, failure, failure shall continue to be their perfume as they plot their evil against anyone. If you are good enough for the SE as a player, irrespective of who you are or where you are born or play, prove it and get invited.SE fans, including I myself will support you with my soul. I hate evil doers, who always seek to destroy others, no pretence about that.

     
    • “Failure to be someone’s perfume”?…
      These people hen!

       
  • Omo9ja 3 weeks ago

    Hmm. Again, quick to read and patiently digest what you read with wisdom and understanding of the situation.

    I knew this immediately I read through the news yesterday. Oh well. Thank you Dessers for the clarifications. Ire o. God bless Nigeria!!!

     
  • Oakfield 3 weeks ago

    Ok o… Only time will tell…..

     
  • Olusegun.B. 3 weeks ago

    Well seeing this, he definitely will last long for the Super Eagles because he’s proved his desire for the team . That a report was said of his wanting to play for Belgium indicates that someone is trying to make a sinister move against Nigeria . Time will tell. Let’s keep looking at what happens.

    Let the NFF build a vision around the players they’re calling to the team . And this vision must include winning the world Cup. This is a serious thought to be taken into consideration.

     
  • Until I hear from coach Rohr I can’t believe anybody on this issue,God bless us

     
  • This news of dumping Nigeria surfaced 2 days ago…and his Wikipedia was edited as a Nigerian footballer from a Belgian born Nigerian footballer two days ago…so…this guy is here to stay. For now,.. The best after Osimhen for me…..Nigerian Nistrelrooy

     
  • Chairmanfemi 3 weeks ago

    Hmmm….Better o. Well we’re all watching how this whole Drama ends

     
  • Pompei 3 weeks ago

    Luc Nilis the Belgium legend rates Dessers higher than Batshuayi and Benteke. So the Belgians are definitely watching him with interest. Nobody can predict how he will react if and when he is tempted with a Belgium invite. However, as at today, Dessers is 100% Super Eagles of Nigeria.

     
    • Kbaba 3 weeks ago

      Belgium invite for hoe long. Let injury catch an or form decline. He no go smell Belgian orange grass at all.

      Make he just wait till September when we go get list for national duties. Till then, make Dem free DessBaba make he keep scoring ballistic missiles & close range finishings.

      Kbaba

      sofunwon

       
  • Nice to hear this.

     
  • Collins id 3 weeks ago

    dessers will refuse belgium staight away. the guy didnt made his choice bcos of money or comfort, he choosed naija bcos of the passion he have for the country. desser father is belgium and the youngman have the right to play for belgium if he want. but i can guarantee u guys he is passionate about the eagles.

     
  • I made a comment yesterday that “if he realy wants to play for us he should have made his intention known to the world”

    i think he have done that now.
    maximum respect cyriel.
    proudly a super eagle.

     
  • …”maybe I will be summoned somewhere, maybe not”, the statements read in part. Having digested and analysed the context of statement and mood of the striker above, it is easy to conclude that Cyriel, baring any last minute change, is 100% ready to commit his international future to Nigeria’s Super Eagles.

    No doubt, some news outlets and journalists who are ready to compromise and sacrifice professional ethics on the altar of bread and butter, would always churn out unrefined, diluted stories and captivating headlines to attract attention of unsuspecting public.

    This lad had waited patiently for successive coaches of the Red Devils for invitation but all to no avail. His potency in front of goals for Almelo and his consistency for his new employers (Genk) in the ongoing pre-season games has suddenly attracted interest from Belgium. I see the combination of the trio of Osimhen, Cyriel and Chukwueze as as one of best in recent years, for Rohr’s tutored side.

    Remember that posterity would be our biggest judge in the years to come.