Joseph: Why Dessers deserves Nigeria recall

Joseph: Why Dessers deserves Nigeria recall
Cyriel Dessers of Feyenoord

by Staff Reporter

Monday May 02, 2022. 13:00

Former Nigeria star Dosu Joseph believes Cyriel Dessers should be recalled to the Super Eagles squad ahead of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers

The mobile forward has netted 17 goals from 36 matches across all competitions for Feyenoord this term – including 11 from 10 games in the UEFA Europa Conference League.

Despite his good form at club level, Dessers has made one appearance for Nigeria which came in a friendly match against Tunisia that ended 1-1 under former Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr.

Joseph, who is Olympic gold medal winner with Nigeria in 1996, believes the 27-year-old should be recalled to the national team.

“Although the Super Eagles have an array of strikers to count on, however, I still believe Dessers has done enough to be given another chance in the team,” Joseph told Complete Sports.

“His performance with Feyenoord shows he has improved his level of football and goal-scoring skills.

“I feel he should be given a chance to prove his worth with the Super Eagles because we need our best players to prosecute the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.”

The 2023 AFCON qualifiers are set to start later this month and Nigeria have been pitted against Sierra Leone, Guinea-Bissau and Sao Tome and Principe in Group A.

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