Feyenoord forward Cyriel Dessers has been contacted by Super Eagles interim boss Augustine Eguavoen to be a last-minute replacement for Odion Ighalo.
Ighalo’s club Al Shabab have insisted the striker will be breaching his contract should he feature at the AFCON.
Dessers, who opted for Nigeria as against Belgium, has been on superb form for Dutch giants Feyenoord on loan from Belgian club Genk.
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He was joint top scorer in the Dutch league two seasons ago with Heracles.
Dessers made his Eagles debut in October 2020 against Tunisia in a friendly played in Austria, but he has since been overlooked by the Eagles.