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AFCON Qualifiers: Dessers Still Committed To Nigeria Despite Missing Out In Sierra Leone Double-Header

Genk star Cyriel Dessers has pledged his commitment to the Nigerian Super Eagles despite his omission from the squad list for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Sierra Leone. 

The Belgian-born striker would have been cap-tied to Nigeria if he had been called up for this month’s fixtures.

Instead, he was left out, having logged in only 73 minutes of playing time at Genk after returning from his international friendly debut against Tunisia last month.

Dessers’ teammate at Racing Genk, Paul Onuachu is believed to be ahead of the former Heracles Almelo in the pecking order of strikers for club and country. 

“Thirteen internationals are missing,” Dessers told Tubantia on his teammates who were called up to represent their nations this month. 

“Last time Paul and I went together, this time I was not called up. I understand that. I hope and assume that I will be back in the future. 

“Genk has met me with a plan, so I am curious about how things will go in the near future.”

The 25-year-old made his debut for Nigeria as he played in the last eleven minutes of the international friendly against Tunisia which ended in a 1-1 draw on October 13 at Austria.

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