Super Eagles Players Dessers, Goalkeeper Okoye React After Draw Against TunisiaPublished: October 14, 2020
Racing Genk striker Cyriel Dessers and Sparta Rotterdam goalkeeper Maduka Okoye have taken to social media to react in the wake of Nigeria's 1-1 draw against Tunisia in an international friendly on Tuesday night.
Manager Gernot Rohr kept faith with Okoye by starting him for the second consecutive game while Dessers now has a senior cap to his name following his introduction in the 72nd minute as a replacement for Ahmed Musa.
The Super Eagles were held to a draw after Kelechi Iheanacho's brilliant goal in the 21st minute was cancelled out by Drager Mohamed just before half-time.
Born in Düsseldorf, Germany, the 21-year-old Okoye would become cap-tied to Nigeria if handed minutes by Rohr in next month's Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sierra Leone, and the international future of Belgian-born frontman Dessers would also be secured if he's selected to face the Leone Stars.
Okoye, who has yet to make his competitive debut for Sparta Rotterdam's first team, tweeted : "Process.. 🙏🏽🇳🇬🦅".
Dessers stated via Twitter : "Proud and honoured to represent a big football nation like Nigeria. Proud to be a Super Eagle 🇳🇬🦅 #SoarSuperEagles".
The 25-year-old Dessers trained with Belgium U21 national team in March 2015 before a European Championship qualifier vs Moldova but was an unused substitute, paving the way for him to play for the Super Eagles without applying for a nationality switch.
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