Rohr lifts the lid on Dessers and Ehizibue's Super Eagles call-up

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Rohr lifts the lid on Dessers and Ehizibue's Super Eagles call-up

The German tactician included the pair in his 24-man list for their qualifying game against the Leone Stars

Gernot Rohr has lifted the lid on the invitation of Heracles Almelo striker Cyriel Dessers and FC Koln right-back Kingsley Ehizibue to the Nigeria national team .

The pair were among the 24-man list released by the Super Eagles coach for their Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Sierra Leone this month.

Dessers has been turning heads in the Dutch top-flight, scoring 15 goals and providing five assists in 26 appearances amid other dazzling displays.

Ehizibue, meanwhile, has been a consistent performer for FC Koln in Germany, helping his side to 10th spot in the league table, with his solid defensive showings.

Rohr revealed the eye-catching form of the duo ensured they were handed their first call-ups to the Super Eagles and praised his scouting crew for their efforts.

“We try to build a good list and we could approach these two players [Cyriel and Kingsley],” Rohr told AO I.

“We met them, we spoke to them and explained how the spirit in the team was, how we play and they were okay with it.

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“We had good observation of all the players, the scouting team did a lot of work and I saw them play myself.

“Last week I was with the agent of Kingsley in Koln and I also met with Dessers in London.”

The Super Eagles are leading Group L with six points after victory against the Republic of Benin and Lesotho.

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