Racing Genk of Belgium attacker, Cyril Dessers has denied that he wants to snub Nigeria for Belgium, country of his birth.
Speculation about him switching allegiance to Belgium gained prominence when one of the European country’s former national team stars, Luc Nilis suggested that the national team’s coach, Roberto Martinez should give the mulatto hit man an invitation in September.
Nilis maintained that Dessers is currently Belgium’s best centre-forward and believes there is no reason why the country ranked number one by international soccer governing body, FIFA in the monthly global ratings should not call him up in September, and he reckoned that the Dutch Eredivisie revelation deserves to be invited for The Red Devils’ next outing.
He went on to rate Dessers only second to Romelu Lukaku but ahead of Christian Benteke and Mitchy Batshuayi; hence his verdict that Martinez should move fast to scupper hopes held by Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to cap the striker, who initially expressed a strong desire to play for his mother’s country, instead of Belgium, where his father hails from.
However, Desssers, who has scored twice in two friendly games since joining Genk from Heracles, said that he is ready to accept another invitation from Nigeria, after being handed a debut call-up in March for double fixtures in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers against Sierra Leone; but the games were cancelled due to the outbreak of coronavirus.