Dessers desperate to make Super Eagles’ AFCON 2023 squad
Rangers forward, Cyriel Dessers, is hoping an upturn in form can help him earn a place in Nigeria’s squad to the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.
Dessers has not been selected by Nigeria in over a year.
The 28-year-old is, however, not ready to give up on making the Super Eagles squad to Cote d’Ivoire 2023.
“The last few times I was in the Nigeria pre-selection squad, but not in the final selection. If you look at the other strikers and the form that they are in, I can understand that,” Dessers was quoted by the Daily Record.
“We have a few players competing to be the third or fourth striker and then it depends on form. The competition in Nigeria is absurd. I could have chosen to play for Belgium, but I am very happy with my choice.”
The striker has endured a torrid time since linking up with Rangers from Italian club Cremonese in the summer.
Dessers has, however, scored five goals for the Gers despite his struggles.
The arrival of new manager Philippe Clement has offered him a fresh chance to fight for a regular playing berth in the team.