Nigerians duo Cyriel Dessers and Chidera Ejuke have been included in the 2019-20 Dutch Eredivisie Team of the Season after Football Federation cancelled on Friday due to coronavirus outbreak.

Both players were impressive for their respective clubs in the 2019-2020 season, which was recently cancelled by the KNVB.

Dessers scored 15 goals and recorded five assists in 26 league appearances for Heracles Almelo to make him the joint leading scorer in Dutch Eredivisie along with Steven Berghuis of Feyenoord.


However, Ejuke contributed nine goals for SC Heerenven.

In a publication by nederlands-voetbal, with a favoured 4-3-3 formation, the Nigerians were joined by Berghuis at the front.


Explaining why both players were preferred in their positions, the website wrote, “Cyriel Dessers in Almelo in recent months, almost every shot was a hit.

“Chidera Ejuke (SC Heerenveen), Okay, Bryan, Linssen, Quincy Promes and Oussama Idrissi scored more often. But the most attractive left winger of the Premier League really played football at SC Heerenveen this season. So, Chidera Ejuke, good example of scouting work by the Frisians.”

The Eredivisie has never ended a season without a champion being named since it was formed in 1956 but more than 4,000 people have died so far from the coronavirus in the Netherlands.

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