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Eredivisie: Dessers Scores Late Goal Again In Feyenoord’s Dramatic Win Against NEC

Eredivisie: Dessers Scores Late Goal Again In Feyenoord’s Dramatic Win Against NEC 

Cyriel Dessers scored in stoppage time again for Feyenoord who overcame NEC 5-3 in Saturday’s eight-goal thriller, in the Dutch Eredivisie on Saturday night, Completesports.com reports.

Dessers who joined Feyenoord on loan from Genk, netted the fifth goal in the 92nd minute to make sure his side get all the three points.


The 26-year-old came on for his third appearance in Feyenoord’s colours in the 67th minute.

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He also scored a 92nd minute goal after coming on in Feyenoord’s 4-0 away win against PSV.

He has now scored two goals in three appearances in the Netherlands elite division.

Feyenoord saw their 2-0 lead wiped out by a resurgent NEC who were ahead 3-2 following an improved second half showing.

But with 10 minutes left in the game Feyenoord scored three goals to snatch a dramatic win.

Feyenoord move up to third on 15 points in the 18-team league table after the impressive win against NEC.

By James Agberebi 

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  • Papafem 4 weeks ago

    I hope he doesn’t start weighing up his chances with Belgium since Nigeria has refused to call him after the friendlies against Tunisia and Algeria

    • Greenturf 4 weeks ago

      @Papafem He knows he wasn’t playing at Genk and shouldn’t expect an invitation to the super eagles.
      Apparently,players do a U-turn when they are active and doing well at their clubs but don’t get noticed at international level.Im sure he will get an invite soon especially our dead rubber final couple of games,should we best CAR on both legs and other results go our way.

  • Greenturf 4 weeks ago

    A very good player with ball sense,I am yet to figure out what happened to this dude at Genk,Paul Onuachu hit form so soon just after Dessers was about to settle down to life in Belgium and never had the chance to show his potentials as Onuachu scored an amazing career record 35 Jupiler league goals.
    But in my opinion Dessers is a better talent than Onuachu far better and I’m optimistic this lad will take his chance when he gets one in a competitive game with the super eagles.He’s at the right club to create that platform for a super eagles return as well hitting the right form,it’s just a matter of time.
    Good luck dude!

  • With other Super Eagles strikers settling down in the national team and also firing on all cylinders in club football, it is becoming difficult to make a case for fresh faces.

    Dessers is not entirely a fresh face but his status can best be described as ‘fringe’. Onuachu was able bench him in club football and if the Giant of Genk continues scoring in Belgium, it will be harsh to exclude him from the national team more so as he has now started scoring goals for Nigeria – Afcon qualifiers come to mind.

    Onuachu offers the Super Eagles a plan B. Players like Osimhen, Iheanacho and even Dessers fit neatly in the Super Eagles plan A (without Rohr needing to tweak things).

    As Dessers offers elements similar to most plan A options that we have, this will undoubtedly affect his call up chances.

    If Onuachu continues to score in Belgium and puts a good shift when called upon for the Super Eagles, it is hard to see how Dessers will be accommodated.

    Feelers from the Glass House already suggest that Rohr has no intentions of jettisoning his trusted generals. So, those waiting on the wings may have to wait a bit longer.

    Having said that, I am so happy for the quality of competition for places we have in the Super Eagles.

    For me, I want Rohr to look for a way of trying fresh legs (like Dessers). Who knows, they may prove to fit more nicely and neatly in his tactic arrangements and technical approach than he thought.

    Zaidu Sanusi came in and hit the ground running. So did Aribo and Akpoguma (arguably). So, I will encourage the coaching crew to continue looking for ways to test and integrate fresh legs in what is already a solid Super Eagles outfit.

    • @Deo,

      With squads now upped to 30 for qualifiers and 26 or more for tournaments, we are in fine form to expand callups for more strikers. Given that our strikers have continued in their fine form, this opens up for two more top strikers to join Osimhen, Onuachu and Iheanacho. At this time we have Moffi, Dessers, Awoniyi and maybe Sadiq competing for the two extra spots in the expanded squad.

      Competition is good and healthy and having so many strikers banging in goals week in week out, there is no reason to doubt that we have the depth in fire power to frighten any country in the world. At this time with our top strikers performing in England, Italy, Germany, France and Spain as well as Belgium and the Netherlands we also have first hand information and experience dealing with the top defenders in the world.

      The old adage “money is not the problem but how to send it” rings true. Players are not the problem, but how to deploy them is exactly te same scenario

      • Expansion of the squad to 30 and increased number of substitutes do provide scope for additional players. Too true

        Thanks Big D…

      • Greenturf 4 weeks ago

        Awoniyi lacks consistency.He needs to do more he tends to pause for longer after showing good form,he should learn not take his foot off the pedal.

  • Another excellent writeup @deo, no need to add anything else… Cheers

  • Mr Hush 4 weeks ago

    My candid view,I will always pick Dessers over Onuachu.
    I feel he will be more suited to the Super Eagles fast past game as it relates to attacking intent rather than an Onuachu.

    Granted, Onuachu is in blistering form and can’t rightfully be ignored. But regardless of form, not every player is suited for the national team. Onuachu style just doesn’t suit well with the Eagles. He simply slows down the attack.
    Even if we need a plan B. I would go with a Sadiq. He is as tall but much more mobile than Onuachu.

    With no ill intended , I simply rate Osimhen,Iheanacho,Sadiq,Moffi,Dessers higher than Onuachu. Atleast as regards playing style best suited to the Eagles.

    That said, It takes nothing away from the fact that Onuachu is a good striker. His record proves so. And if invited to the Eagles, would always get my support as he does now. I respect his antecedent as a man and a patriot.

    • I agree with you @Mr Hush. I’ll add Denis though to your striker’s list.

      Onuachu no doubt has been prolific in Belgium, but does his style really fit the tempo, speed, stamina and aggressive style we want the team to play? The kind of proposition an Osimhen brings to the table. His movements in the Cape Verde match looked laboured and you could see some gaps. I don’t think he’ll do very well in the fast-paced EPL as much as in Belgium. He tends to perform well in compact, tactical games where much running is not required

      With his height and languid movements that reminds so much of Kanu and Simy, Onuachu should be a super sub that unlocks a stubborn defence with trickery in the final 10 minutes of a game – when the speed and aggression of Osimhen and co fails to break down an opponent’s back line. So at any point in time, it should be on the style adopted by the coach for a game, the opponent’s game plan or change of game plan midway into the match.

  • MONKEY 4 weeks ago

    This one wey dis guy trademark na to dey score late goals so. Hmmmmmm.. Him go Sabi come late ontop woman ooo,

  • MONKEY POST 4 weeks ago

    Which will be an added advantage

    • TALK UR OWN 4 weeks ago


  • xhuxhu 4 weeks ago

    Based on current form, My Super Eagles call up for the October games will have 26 players and 4 on stand-bye
    GOALKEEPERS- Maduka, Uzoho, Osigwe.
    DEFENDERS- Ekong, Balogun, Awaziem, Omeruo, Aina, Ebuehi, Collins, Sanusi.
    MIDFIELDERS-Ndidi,Onyeka,Aribo,Iwobi,Etebo,Bonke, Ejaria(Assuming his international switch has been approved)
    ATTACKERS-Osimhen,Iheanacho,Onuachu, Moffi, Dessers, Ejuke, Simon, Sadiq
    STAND-BY- Akpeyi, Shehu Abdullahi, Musa, Michael.

    • Greenturf 4 weeks ago

      You listed 6 strikers?I do not think Rohr would go for six rather four is a more likely pick going by our last playoffs.
      However,I do not think there would be any changes in the list from the last internationals.Hopefully the one after the coming internationals should open doors for a couple of players depends on how results goes in October.

  • Thanks xhuchu,

    The thing about football is that not all 6 strikers will be in form at the same time. But, for arguement sake, let’s say they are each as fit as fiddle, who can be included in the Super Eagles squad for next Afcon?

    Osihmen: Speed, pace, acceleration, tidy finisher, versatile, serial prowess, link up play, killer instinct, attention to position, curve and hunger. These are just some of the attributes that make Osihmen the de facto number 9 for the Super Eagles at this time

    Verdict: A fit Osihmen will go to the Afcon and lead the line for Nigeria.

    Iheanacho: Vision, deadly passes, unpredictable, nice first touch, eloquent hold up play, trickery, set piece proficiency, volleys, curves and tidy finisher.

    Verdict: A fit Iheanacho is an asset to the Super Eagles. His passes are deft and his finishes are a joy to behold.

    As a lone center forward, I think Osihmen is better suited. Iheanacho will (always) play better when he has a partner in crime up front.

    Onuachu: killer instinct inside the 18 yard box; a decent header of the ball; attention to position; powerful shots; great stamina; poacher; great at tap ins; great technique; utilises crosses effectively; a powerful presence up front.

    Verdict: For now, Paul Onuachu is Nigeria’s 3rd choice striker. He holds in own when playing for Nigeria and has recently started finding his range. He offers something different and might yet emerge as the highest goals scorer in the Afcon next year.

    Moffi: great first touch; marvelous movements to create openings; tantalising timing of runs; finishes that dumbfound opponents; deceptive leg work and shot range shots.

    Verdict: we are yet to see Moffi’s array of skills displayed in Super Eagles colours. He is yet to form understanding with his Super Eagles colleagues but when this happens, Moffi will be a beast.

    His chances remain slim of other options are available.

    Dessers: at times, he comes across as a run-of-the-mill striker. Basically he possesses speed, pace, acceleration and finishing akin to most decent modern day strikers with nothing much to particularly stand him out.

    That said, his versatility is an asset. He plays as a centre forward, support striker, left winger or even as an experimental attacking midfielder.

    Verdict: often touted as “exciting” by his fans with his games to goals ratio in Holland (where he is back now) eye-catching. But I don’t think he is “explosive”. On his day he will put in a decent shift and pitch in with his share of goals and assists but nothing overly out of the ordinary.

    Dessers will only get a look in if others aren’t available.

    Umar: perhaps his greatest asset is his dribbling abilities. Cunning, crafty, feints, pacey, fast, fluid, fabulous finishes, curve, timing of runs to stay on side or to lodge at the blind spot of defenders, attention to position, passion, dogged, link up play and unpredictable efforts: these are just some of the variables that stand Sadiq Umar out.

    Verdict: playing in La Liga 2 and the availability of other viable options for Nigeria are working against Sadiq Umar.

    Umar Vs Onuachu: simply put, Onuachu will score you goals just like Umar but I think Umar will do it with a bit more flair and panache. But Onuachu will do the same with brute force and deceptive efficiency. Plus Onuachu has been working with the current coaching crew for a while. Umar seems to have more tricks up his sleeves while Onuachu takes chances created by others around him.

    I like Umar but will reluctantly pick Onuachu if I have to pick one. Onuachu’s raw physicality is not to be ignored.

    Awoniyi: he is still defining his game. His speed, pace and acceleration are sure to cause problems. His aim is a bit off and his aerial prowess is still in a phase of development.

    Awoniyi remains a huge gamble at this stage. His starting position and timing are really good. His expected goals to chances ratio may not be sufficient to propel the Super Eagles to great heights at this time.

    Verdict: Awoniyi is a work in progress.

    For now, if we have to go with only 3 center forwards, it remains Osihmen, Iheanacho and Onuachu with Moffi and Umar the 2 outsiders.

    • Additionally: * I am still holding out for Ike Ugbo who is expected to hit the ground running in Genk*.

    • xhuxhu 4 weeks ago

      Very detailed analysis my brother. I hope if we can seal a place in the play-offs, that Gernot Rohr gives the fringe players opportunity to stake a claim to a place on the team sheet. The case of Ejuke and Michael in the last game with Cape Verde quickly comes to mind

  • Omo9ja 4 weeks ago

    Congratulations to you Dessers. I am very proud of you. Keep proving your worth to the fans of Feyenoord, Oga Rohr and his fans that you are better than what they think you are.

    They did that to Onuachu but the Iroko trees as somebody called him on here when things were not going well for the lanky striker but he proved his worth and they can’t do without having Onuachu’s name on the list for the national team.

    The hatred was too much then for Onuachu which another person also posted Onuachu’s video on here when the innocent striker fell on the pitch yakata like a Iroko tree but today, they are among we the core fans of the great things that celebrating Onuachu and Dessers.

    I am not sure if you can make the Super Eagles squad Dessers.

    My reason is that when you were not getting playing time at your old club, the coach didn’t help you in the national team and when you played your first match for Nigeria, you almost scored in that match against Tunisia upon given you few minutes in that encounter but Nacho also had a similar problem while the coach still preferred him ahead of informed players then and he even took Nacho to the world cup.

    You Dessers, Kayode, Onyekuru and Dennis are the players that have to be in the Super Eagles.

    Dennis is another Aghahowa for any coach to reply on if Oga Rohr know what he is doing.

    Kayode is a goal machine and his style of play can improve the the pattern of the Super Eagles.

    Dessers is a goal king because of his sense of reasoning and his ability and vision to score goals but again, the coach are not in any position to blend the players together to become an Indomitable team.

    I am pointing this out today because of of Nigeria.

    I am keep saying this because what is the point of having players but we can not be proud of having a strong team in less than 1 year or two and not even be talking about 5 good solid years? Instead, they brought Akpeyi back. Who does that kę.

    They will give excuses upon excuses that I hate Oga Rohr and the rest like bla bla bla but when the time comes, your eyes will open yafu yafu abi?

    We won’t take it easy with the NFF this time around. We are taking it beyond we can now qualify to any tournament with ease.

    We want to enjoy good football ⚽️ kę.

    We want to win trophies yafu yafu kę.

    Who don’t like better thing kę?

    Super Eagles need a coach that can say look young men, I don’t know how you guys will do it for me, I want to win the next Afcon in Cameroon no matter what but we are not seeing that happening with our coaches.

    Talking the players down in front of their opponents. MO Salah is the best bla bla and Nigeria is not good enough to win the world cup huh when we have Dessers, Osimeh, Dessers, Uzoho Kayode and others, we can win both Afcon and world cup if we believe we can and am pretty sure that Nigerians will support the players in prayer.

    Nigeria has never had good administration but still Nigeria won the Afcon in three occasions and being the first African country to win Olympic football Gold medals.

    So the coaches doesn’t have excuses to tell this time, they have to win something big with the fantastic players we have presently.

    Once again, congratulations to my lovely Dessers. You are making me proud. Ire o. God bless Nigeria!!!

  • Coache 4 weeks ago

    All you same set of Progressives from The days of kickoff Nigeria and Keshi suppoters you can never EVER BULLY SOMEONE LIKE ME. @deo,@Dr Drey @Ayphily etc, I know you guys too well to be bullied. These guys are so oiled that even with the way Buhari is mis-ruling Nigeria, once you grease their palms they will be singing Buhari is the best

    @Omo9ja let’s keep the spirit up

    • Dr. Drey 4 weeks ago

      Hahahaha….At least we are so “well-oiled”. What happened to your own engine…? Why is it so rusty and non-functional..? Its so bad for you that you call yourself coache yet you dont even know what ordinary set-piece is in football…..LMAOOOo…what a coach….LMAOOooo. You should be the one heading FIFA technical study group…LMAOoooo

      The Keshi we supported back then, the same one you all vilified and rain abuses on……is he not the same Keshi you now praise today…?? LMAOoo. I wish his ghost will one day rise up and slap your mouths anytime you praise him now…because its the serpentous lips of evil folks like you that contributed to his eventual early demise.

      I am glad and proud that it is coming from your own lips that I was one of those who stood behind Keshi back then. And I am unapologetic of my support for Rohr now too no matter how much hot coals it pours in your belly that I am supporting the current coach who is doing way better than any other one we’ve had since Keshi.

      And I have said it….and will say it again and mark my words. ALL OF YOU who vilify Rohr today will someday in the near future come back to this same forum, or any other one existing by then, to praise him, the same way you are now opening your wide mouths to praise Keshi today. The light we saw 10 years ago that you and your group are just seeing now, you will see it in about another 8-10 years.

      Just hold forth ehn.

    • Omo9ja 4 weeks ago

      Absolutely @Coache. We all have a role to play. Yes, we are the core fans of the Super Eagles and when things are not going on well, it is our responsibility to make sure we play our role.

      All we are doing is to make sure Super Eagles is properly managed under Oga Rohr and among the current NFF members.

      Fellow oga Rohr followers and we patriotic Nigerians, let us join hands together to make our Super Eagles stronger. It’s not about I omo9ja or about Coache but it is all about Nigeria, our country.

      Dessers deserves a place in the Super Eagles.

      Coache as you said, we have to keep the spirit up. We have to put more effort because our best players must be selected for Afcon tournament in Cameroon. No more, no less. Ire o.

      God bless Nigerians and Nigeria!!!

  • onwajunior 4 weeks ago

    As Ike Ugbo don enta one chance!! Lol…this one Onuachu is not planning on stopping anytime soon. Desser endured a whole season on the bench and ran away before his career freezes. Ike Ugbo carry emself go enta fire. Oya na!!! See Onuachu displace am make we dey see..lol

  • I have said it before and I am saying it again. Nigeria must not lose this Dessers o.

    What’s so difficult in blooding him in one competitive match?