Super Eagles and Chelsea footballer Victor Moses has announced his retirement from international football.
Victor Moses (Google Images)
Moses put out a statement on his Instagram page on Wednesday which said;
I would like to announce that after much thought I have made the decision to retire from playing international football,”
“I have experienced some of the best moments of my life wearing the Super Eagles shirt and have memories with me that will last a lifetime.
“Nothing will ever compete to what it felt like to represent Nigeria on behalf of our country
“However I feel that now is the right time to step away in order to be able to focus fully on club career and my young family as well as to allow the next generation of Super Eagles stars the opportunity to step up and to flourish.
“We are blessed as a nation to have so many exciting young players coming through and now is their time.
“I have already spoken to the manager by telephone and would like to say thank you to him and his staff, the NFF and all of my teammates for all of their support over the years.”
“Most importantly I would like to say thank you to the Nigerian people for believing in me and supporting me over the years. It’s meant the world to me and my family and I will always be a proud Nigerian supporting the team.
“Thank you for the memories and good luck to the team for the future.”
SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA – JUNE 26: Ever Banega of Argentina tackles Victor Moses of Nigeria during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group D match between Nigeria and Argentina at Saint Petersburg Stadium on June 26, 2018 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
The 27-year-old announced his retirement from his Nigerian career after winning 37 caps for the Super Eagles.
Moses scored 12 goals for his country over a six-year period and was part of Stephen keshi’s squad that won the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.
Moses also played every minute of Nigeria’s most recent World Cup campaign in Russia, which ended in a group-stage exit.