Cyriel Dessers set to replace Ighalo for Afcon

Feyenoord Rotterdam forward Cyriel Dessers is set to represent Nigeria at the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) scheduled to run from 9 January to 6 February 2022 in Cameroon.

The 27-year-old frontman has been tipped off to replace Odion Ighalo, who cannot represent Nigeria due to having a “No Afcon clause” in his contract with Saudi Arabia club, Al-Shabab.

Dessers has found the back of the net on nine occasions and contributed one assist for Feyenoord in the current campaign, having joined them from Genk FC on a loan deal.

Meanwhile, the likes of Amoo Akinkumi, Simy Nwanko and Isaac Success are some of the names been brought forward as a possible replacement for the former Manchester United striker.

The Super Eagles are drawn in Group D alongside Sudan, Guinea Bissau and Egypt, who they will face on Tuesday, 11 January.

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