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Victor Moses retires from Nigeria’s national team

15 August 2018

One of Nigeria’s biggest stars, Victor Moses, has bowed out of the international scene.  In what must come as a shock to fans of the Super Eagles, the 27 year old winger announced his retirement today to his over 1m followers on Twitter.

He said: “I have experienced some of the best moments of my life wearing the Super Eagles shirt and have memories that will last a life time.  Nothing will ever compete to what it felt like to represent Nigeria”.

He added: “However I felt that now is the right time to step away in order to focus fully on my club career and young family as well as to allow the next generation of Super Eagles stars the opportunity to flourish.

“There are many highlights that stand out for me over the years; from making my debut to playing in two World Cups and being a part of the team to win the African Nations Cup for the first time for our nation.”

Moses didn’t really set the World Cup in Russia alight, as Nigeria departed from the competition in the first round.  The arrival of new coach Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea has meant that his position in the first team is under threat.  Unlike previous coach Antonio Conte, who favoured using wing-backs with Moses thriving as the right wing-back, Sarri plays with a flat back four and the Nigerian is not a specialist full-back.  This has meant that Moses must now play as a winger, where he is now third in line behind Pedro and Willian – at least going by the Chelsea’s last two games, the Community Shield and their 3-1 away win at Huddersfield.

Moses will be missed by Super Eagles fans and some are already clamouring on social media for coach Gernot Rohr to work hard in convincing the player to change his mind.

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