Red-hot striker Cyriel Dessers, who is now the No 1 target for Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr, has been issued a Nigerian passport ahead of next month’s 2021 AFCON qualifier against Sierra Leone.
According to Het Belang van Limburg, Dessers, 25, got his green passport Tuesday.
He could now make his Eagles debut on March 27 in Asaba against the Leone Stars.
Dessers, whose mother is Nigerian, could also play for Belgium, but he has been quoted as saying he has opted to play for the Super Eagles.
He has represented Belgium at youth level.
This season, Dessers is the leading scorer in the Dutch top flight having scored 15 goals for modest club Heracles including grabbing the match winner against Ajax.