Snubbed Super Eagles striker Cyriel Dessers scores four goals for Feyenoord against Vitesse

The 27-year-old striker was left out of Nigeria’s squad to the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, but he showed why he should have been included with a sterling performance for The Club on the Meuse

Super Eagles star Cyriel Dessers put the disappointment of missing out on AFCON 2021 behind him after scoring four goals in Feyenoord’s 6-2 win over Vitesse on Thursday.

Dessers has scored eight goals in 26 appearances for Feyenoord, but it was not enough to secure him a spot in Nigeria’s squad for AFCON 2021.

However, he showed why he deserved to be on the plane as he scored four goals in his side’s 6-2 win over fellow Eredivisie side Vitesse in their friendly clash on Thursday.

Patrik Wålemark put Feyenoord ahead in the third minute before Dessers doubled the lead moments later.

Vitesse drew level in the space of a minute, but Dessers and Wålemark once again put the home side ahead before half-time.

The second half proved to be Dessers show as he scored in the 51st and 56th minute to give Feyenoord an emphatic win.

Dessers will now hope to carry the form into Feyenoord’s next league game, which is the little matter of the derby against city rivals Sparta Rotterdam on February 6.


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