Belgian-born forward, Cyriel Dessers has expressed he delight after finally wearing the Green and White shirt for Nigeria after his debut on Tuesday in Nigeria’s 1-1 draw against Tunisia in an international friendly in Austria, AOIFootball.com reports.
The 25-year-old originally received his debut call-up to the Eagles in March but the coronavirus pandemic delayed his appearance for the three-time African champions.
However, after failing to come off the bench in last Friday’s loss to Algeria, the KRC Genk man replaced skipper Ahmed Musa on the 72nd minute to become the latest Eagle having switched nationality from Belgium.
Despite seeing just 18 minutes in the clash, the former Heracles Almelo striker took to social media to express his delight in playing for the most populous black nation in the world.
“Proud and honoured to represent a big football nation like Nigeria. Proud to be a Super Eagle,” Dessers posted.
He was one of 5 debutants in the twin friendlies and will now hope to make his first competitive game next month when the Eagles face off in a double header AFCON 2022 qualifiers against Sierra Leone.