Belgian-born striker Cyriel Dessers says he is ‘honoured and proud’ over Super Eagles callup

Dessers is in Super Eagles 24-man squad for the games against Sierra Leone.

Cyriel Dessers, who was born in Belgium has been called up to the Super Eagles (Instagram/Cyriel Dessers)

Born in Belgium to Belgian father and Nigerian mother, Dessers got a call-up after he acquired a Nigerian passport to make himself available for selection.

The 25-year-old striker was given his debut call-up to join the Super Eagles 24-man squad for a doubleheader against Sierra Leone in March for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers.

So honoured and proud. Can’t wait to wear the Green-White jersey and meet the team!” the striker wrote on Twitter.

Dessers who plays for Heracles is the current highest goalscorer in the Eredivisie with 15 goals. He has 18 in all competitions so far this season.

He joins the likes of Ola Aina, William Troost-Ekong and Leon Balogun as the Super Eagles players who were born in foreign countries.

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