Best Five Nigerian Players This Season: Three of Five

The 2019-2020 football season witnessed lots of ups and downs. The corona virus pandemic successfully prevented every League from completing the season according to plan.

However, that didn’t stop many Nigerian players from giving their best to their respective clubs. Players like Victor Osimhen, Kelechi Iheanacho – despite his few game-time, Wilfred Ndidi, Joe Aribo and Odion Ighalo were all impressive throughout the just concluded campaign.

We have discussed two players (Ndidi and Osimhen) in our list of best five Nigerians players during the season, and here is the third player.

Cyriel Dessers

Cyriel Dessers is one player who would be happy with his career progression during the past 10 months or so.

He got his long awaited debut call-up to the Nigerian international team, although he couldn’t travel to West African country for the AFCON qualifiers against Sierra Leone.

This was as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic which has successfully put an end to international football since March. His invitation from Gernot Rohr wouldn’t have been possible if not for his wonderful display for his Eredivisie side Heracles Almelo all through the term.

Dessers, 25, showed his prolificacy in front of goal as he found the back of the net on 15 occasions before the league was forced to an abrupt end due to the coronavirus.

His tallies were enough to earn him a joint golden shoe award; an accolade he shares with Ajax’s Steven Berghuis who also scored the same number of goals.

After many transfer speculations surrounding his future, the Belgium-eligible striker fulfilled his childhood dream by completing his move to Belgian side Genk where he is expected to continue his trajectory rise to stardom.

Cyriel Dessers Record

Talking of Dessers record, the 25-year-old star became the first Heracles Almelo player to make Eredivisie team of the season, thanks to his goal-scoring feat.

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