New Super Eagles invitee Cyriel Dessers claims Nigeria is the biggest football country in Africa after earning his first call up to the Super Eagles.
The 25-year-old who ply his trade for Heracles Almelo in Netherland was named in Genort Rohr’s 24-man squad to face Sierra Leone in the African Cup of Nations qualifying double header match later this month.
“Nigeria is not a standard country in Africa, one of the biggest countries and the biggest football country. That means a lot to me,” Dessers told the club’s official website.
“If I hear the stories I can expect a lot from the arrival . I also look forward to the game of course.
“It is really special for me because there are millions of people in Nigeria, it is really special they want me for their striker position.
“I know there are a lot of people in Nigeria who watch football streams and watch games of Heracles Almelo.
“You can watch the Premier League or Real Madrid and Barcelona, but they watch Heracles Almelo as well.
“This is a really special compliment for me and for the club. That is really nice, really special.”
The Nigerian-Belgian professional footballer has 15 goals to his name for his Club side in 25 league appearances.