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Cyriel Dessers Gets Eagles Call Up As Rohr Names 24 Players For Sierra Leone Clash


Nigeria born Heracles Almelo forward Cyriel Dessers was among the 24 players called up by Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr ahead of the double header 2021 African cup of Nations qualifier against Leone stars of Sierra Leone.

The 25- year- old striker of Nigerian father and Belgian mother has been in a brilliant form recently and has captured the interest of Gernot Rohr.

Aside Dessers, another interesting thing about the list is the return of Leicester city forward, Kelechi Iheanacho who is currently making wave for his English club.

Also interesting to note is the inclusion of Germany based defender Kingsley Ehizibue who plays for FC Koln and will be making his debut for the Super Eagles.

Below is the full list of the 24-man Eagles list as released by German tactician Gernot Rohr;

Goalkeepers: Daniel Akpeyi (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Heartland FC); Maduka Okoye (Fortuna Dusseldorf, Germany

Defenders: Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain); Leon Balogun (Wigan Athletic, England); Chidozie Awaziem (CD Leganes, Spain); William Ekong (Udinese FC, Italy); Olaoluwa Aina (Torino FC, Italy); Jamilu Collins (SC Padeborn 07, Germany); Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion, England); Kingsley Ehizibue (FC Koln, Germany)

Midfielders: Abdullahi Shehu (Bursaspor FC, Turkey); Etebo Oghenekaro (Getafe FC, Spain); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Joseph Ayodele-Aribo (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); Ramon Azeez (Granada FC, Spain

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Al Nassr, Saudi Arabia); Alexander Iwobi (Everton FC, England); Victor Osimhen (Lille OSC, France); Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France); Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal FC, Spain); Cyril Dessers (Heracles Almelo, The Netherlands); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Samuel Kalu (Girondins Bordeaux, France).