The 25-year-old trained with Belgium U21 national team in March 2015 before a European Championship qualifier vs Moldova but was an unused substitute, paving the way to pledge his allegiance to the three-time Africa Champions.

Dessers was close to making his debut for Super Eagle but the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic stop the Genk star from taking to the pitch in the green-and-white colours back in March.

Former Heracles Almelo star took his social media to celebrate his new international feat after replacing captain Ahmed Musa with 18 minutes left to play at the Jacques Lemans Arena.


The Super Eagles lost to the Desert Foxes of Algeria last Friday, before managing a one-all draw with the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia on Tuesday.

Next up for Nigeria are the doubleheader Afcon qualifying games against Sierra Leone next month