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AFCON 2023: Dessers eager to make Super Eagles squad

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Cyriel Dessers is keen to make Nigeria’s final squad for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

The Rangers forward is already part of the 41-man provisional squad sent by head coach Jose Peseiro to CAF.

Peseiro has until January 3, 2024, to submit his final list for the competition.

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Dessers has featured three times since Peseiro took charge of the Super Eagles.

The striker’s last appearance was in a friendly against Algeria last year.

The 28-year-old is, however, hopeful of gate-crashing the Super Eagles squad for Cote d’Ivoire 2023.

“That would be an honour, that is for sure. To be in the squad for a nation like Nigeria to go to a big tournament but at this moment, I am not focusing on that,” Dessers told reporters ahead of Rangers’ Scottish Premiership clash against Celtic.

Dessers has scored once in four appearances for the three-time African champions.


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