Nigerian forward Cyriel Dessers has sensationally claimed that he still would have chose to represent the Nigerian national team even if he was called up by Belgium.
The Belgian-born forward, 25, who plays in the Belgian Jupiler Pro league for Racing Genk, recently made his debut for the Super Eagles last month in a friendly match against Tunisia.
Despite being first approached by Royal Belgian Football Association to represent the U21s against Moldova in the EURO qualifiers years ago, he didn’t make his debut which facilitated his way to represent the Super Eagles without requesting for a change of association as it’s a norm.
Quoted on an interview by ESPN’s Colin Udoh, Desser stated he’d have picked Nigeria over Belgium if it came to a point where he had to chose.
“I think so, if I ask my mom to help me, she’ll pick Nigeria for sure. If I ask my dad? Absolutely he’s one of the biggest fans [of Nigeria], he ordered the new jersey also, together with my brothers, so they love it.” He said.
Nigeria will take on Sierra Leone this month but Desser will not take feature in this highly profiled match as he hasn’t played much for Genk lately which resulted to his omission on the national team.