Cyriel Dessers wants victory against Sierra Leone

Jun 7, 2022 | African News, Football Africa, Sport News | 0 comments

Nigeria striker Cyriel Kolawole Dessers, who played for Feyenoord last season on loan from Belgian club Genk, wants victory against Sierra Leone.

The Super Eagles will go face to face with the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone at the MKO Abiola National Stadium in Abuja behind closed doors on Thursday. Nonetheless, striker Cyriel Dessers insisted that should not stop the team from victory.

“We have to perform, do the business even behind closed doors,” says Dessers’ who will play his first home game for Nigeria since he opted to play for the Eagles ahead of Belgium two years ago.

“It would have been great with the fans at the stadium, but that will not be possible for this game,” Sporting Sun quoted him as saying.

The top scorer of this season’s UEFA Europa Conference League scored his first international goal in a 2-1 loss to Mexico recently.

“I got goosebumps after I scored that goal,” he admitted.

“I hope to score more goals and do everything for the team. I have no regrets. I chose to play for Nigeria even though I was overlooked after my debut two years ago.

“I will keep fighting and continue to score goals to be called up.”

He also said he has not ruled out a transfer outside Belgium even after Dutch club Feyenoord did not sign him permanently after a successful loan spell from Genk.

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