New Super Eagles goal machine Cyriel Desser has made Team of the Week in Belgium’s top division after scoring twice and providing an assist in KRC Genk’s 3-1 victory over Standard Liege last Sunday.
The 27-year-old Nigeria international returned to Luminus Arena after spending last season on loan at Feyenoord Rotterdam, where he find the back of the net on 20 occasions from 41 all-competition appearances where he helped the Eredivisie outfit to reach the first Europa League Conferences final by losing 1-0 to eventual winners AS Roma.
Dessers has been the preferred striker option for KRC Genk manager Wouter Vrancken since the start of the 2022-2023 season with fellow national teammate Paul Onuachu still absent as the gangling striker is recovering from an adductor injury he sustain last season.
The former Heracles Almelo goal poacher has been named a two-man striker on football statistics website Whoscored Team of the Week in Belgium Jupiler after his outstanding contribution in KRC Genk’s 3-1 win over Standard Liege at Luminus Arena on Sunday in the Matchday Two.
Dessers open his scoring five minutes into the clash after receiving a through ball from Ghanaian forward Joseph Paintsil before he struck past Standard Liege goalkeeper Arnaud Bodart to his side ahead.
The Belgium-born goal machine who netted his first ever Super Eagles goal against Mexico in May 2022 added his second of the game in the 29th minute after scoring from the spot.
Dessers turned provider to his fellow Genk teammate Mike Ndayishimiye Tresor in last weekend’s encounter and also made the eleven-man Team of the Week in a 4-4-2 system according to the football statistics website.
Dessers future remains in doubt with the Belgium club after being linked with newly promoted Serie A side Como and Danish giants Copenhagen despite that he has taken his goal involvement for the season to four, having scored three goals and create one in his first two games so far.