The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) have begun moves to secure the international allegiance of Heracles Almelo forward, Cyriel Dessers and Reading midfielder, Ovie Ejaria to Nigeria.
Reports suggest that NFF is trying to convince both Ejaria and Dessers to switch international allegiance to Nigeria and have filed their applications to the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA).
Belgian-born Dessers who is the current leading scorer in the Eredivisie with 12 goals in 18 games for Heracles has already expressed his desire to represent Nigeria ahead of Belgium, who are also interested in the striker.
“After series of discussion with the NFF President, Amaju Pinnick, I have decided to fully commit myself to Nigeria and the Super Eagles and I am going to work to be part of the team and fight for more successs for the country.” He said.
Ejaria, on the other hand, has thrived under the stewardship of Mark Bowen in Reading as the Welshman deployed the youngster largely in a central midfield role that has given him licence to roam.
The 22-year-old who is on loan from Liverpool has scored three goals and three assists in 22 Championship outings since arriving at the Madejski Stadium last summer.
NFF are hoping to convince the London-born of Nigerian descent to switch allegiance to Nigeria and use same creative scoring skills in Nigerian Super Eagles.