BREAKING: It’s My Turn – Striker With 16 Goals Eyes Leading Super Eagles Attack Against Ghana, Mali

The battle for who will lead the attack of the senior national team of Nigeria when they take on Ghana and Mali respectively in two high profile friendly games in the Morrocan city of Marrakesh....CONTINUE READING

Nigeria will take on Ghana on the 22nd before facing Mali four days later. They will prosecute both games without the duo of Victor Osimhen and Taiwo Awoniyi, who are both ruled out of the games due to knocks picked up while on club duty.

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In their absence the battle for who will lead the line is now between the duo of Sadiq Umar and Cyriel Dessers. Two players making their way back into the squad after missing out on a spot in the team for the AFCON.

Dessers who have been in red hot form for Scottish side Rangers is hoping to be get the nod of coaches to lead the line ahead of Sadiq, who currently plays for Spanish LaLiga side Real Sociedad and has more caps.

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This season Dessers has found the back of the net 16 times with 12 coming in the league, 1 in the UEFA Champions League qualifiers, one in the UEFA Europa League, One in the Scottish Cup and one more in the League Cup.

” I am a very ambitious person and I won’t lie I felt really hurt when I missed out on a spot in the team for the AFCON, but now that I am here making the best of it is what matters most. It’s not easy getting to play for Nigeria because of the options available but when an opening like this happens then you have to be ready to take it. It’s my turn to prove a point”, the 29 year old who has four caps and one goal for Nigeria said.

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