One-cap Super Eagles star Cyriel Dessers has sent two fellow compatriots Peter Olayinka and Yira Collins Sor out of Europa Conference League after Feyenoord’s 3-1 away win over Slavia Prague at Sinobo Stadium on Thursday night.
The 27-year-old debuted for Nigeria in a friendly 1–1 draw with Tunisia on 13 October 2020 under former national team handle Genort Rohr broke his deadlock two minutes into the start of the second leg quarter-final in Praha.
Ibrahim Traore leveled the score for Slavia Prague in the 14th minute of play but Dessers who has been ignored by the Super Eagles since 2020 complete his brace in the 59 minutes of the second stanza of the encounter to bang is eight goals in the last eight in this season tournament.
Luis Sinisterra scored the third for the Dutch Eredivisie side to break the home fans’ hearts 12 minutes from time but former Genk striker missed a great opportunity to complete his hat-trick a few minutes later.
Desserts broke the hearts of his countrymen Olayinka and Sor after he outshone his compatriots to help Feyenoord seal a first European semi-final ticket in 20 years.