Super Eagles new invitee Cyriel Dessers says he can not wait to face North African giants Algeria and Tunisia in the two friendly games lined up, Completesports.com reports.
The Eagles will face Algeria on Friday before taking on Tunisia three days later with both games coming up in Austria.
Both games have been lined up as preparations for the Eagles ahead of next month’s 2021 AFCON qualifiers against Sierra Leone.
And speaking ahead of the friendlies, Dessers, in a short video clip published on the NFF’s verified Twitter handle, said:”I’m really happy to be here, my first call-up to the Super Eagles, it’s a dream come true. I can’t wait to be on the pitch and play the games and also to meet the fans.”
Born in Belgium to a Belgian father and Nigerian mother, in December 2019 Dessers elected to represent Nigeria at international level.
On 4 March, 2020, Dessers was called up by the head coach Gernot Rohr as part of the team players invited for the African Cup of Nations qualifying fixtures against the Sierra leone.
However, he could not make his Eagles debut as the qualifiers were postponed following the outbreak of the coronavirus.
During his time with Heracles Almelo he emerged joint top scorer with 15 goals in the Dutch Eredivisie after the campaign was abandoned due to Covid-19.
And after just one season with Almelo, on 30 June 2020, he moved to KRC Genk on a four-year deal.
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