Little-Known Belgium-born Nigerian Goal Machine Is Best Player In The Netherlands

Heracles Almelo striker and Nigeria-eligible forward Cyriel Dessers has been rated as the Best Player in the Dutch League over the past weekend after an incredible goalscoring feat for the highflying Heraclieden.
Unknown former Belgian youth international Cyriel Dessers has been named ‘s Player of the Week in the Dutch Eredivisie after he was involved in five of the six goals in Heracles 6-1 thrashing of VVV Venlo at Stadion ErveAsito (Almelo) on Saturday.

The Leuven-born striker, who has expressed his desire to represent the Super Eagles at international level, scored a perfect 10/10 rating for netting a fine hat trick and providing two other assists in the thrilling matchday thirteen fixture.

The 24-year-old smashed home a 26-minute hat-trick in the second half and was the architect of the goals scored by Alexander Merkel and Mauro Júnior in the 23rd and 60th minute respectively.
Dessers, who is still awaiting his first invitation to the Super Eagles, has played every single minute of every Heracles game this season and has accounted for half of the goals scored by the Dutch team.
Another Nigeria-born midfielder, Chidera Ejuke , also made’s Team of the Week after he scored a brace to help SC Heerenveen gain a fine 2-1 victory over Sparta Rotterdam.
Ejuke’s double at the weekend took his goal tally to seven in 14 matches across all competitions for the season.


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