John Fashanu has urged Super Eagles interim boss, Augustine Eguavoen, to give Feyenoord’s Nigerian striker, Cyriel Dessers, another chance in the national team.
It would be recalled that since the 27-year old striker made his Super Eagles debut in December 13, 2020 under Gernot Rohr as a second half substitute during an international friendly against Tunisia, he hasn’t had the chance to feature again for the national team.
He has fallen behind in the pecking order to Napoli’s Victor Osimhen and Genk’s Paul Onuachu.
However, both Osimhen and Onuachu have become doubtful for AFCON, while Dessers have regained his scoring touch after joining Dutch side, Feyenoord on loan this summer.
Fashanu, a former England international of Nigerian descent, believes that considering Desser’s current impressive form, he deserves a place in the national team once again.
“I think Dessers deserves to be given a second chance because he is a quality player, he is a player that we badly need even if he didn’t do well the last time he was invited.”
“But now he is getting used to the new system so I think he deserves another chance. I want to believe the change of environment and the African style of football could have affected his performance back then but he has the experience and playing in the Dutch league itself gives him an edge over everybody else.”
“He is a very good player at the moment and he’s been scoring goals, so, I want to urge the coach to give him another chance.”