After six years of thrilling performances, with 37 caps and 12 goals for the Nigeria senior men’s football team, Victor Moses has announced his retirement from international football.
Moses made his debut for Nigeria in 2012 and was part of the Nigerian side that defeated Burkina Faso in the final of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.
Since then he has represented Nigeria in two FIFA World Cups and was Nigeria’s favourite going into the 2018 Russia World Cup as the top goal scorer for the nation with 3 goals.
Moses published a statement via his Instagram page, stating that sadly after much thought his fun-run with the National team must come to an end.
“I would like to announce that after much thought I have made the decision to retire from playing international football,” Moses wrote on Instagram. “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.” he wrote.
Moses continued, stating that his decision is as a result of his personal preference for his club and his young growing family.
The former Super Eagles forward, went on to state that his departure will create room for the many young talents that are eager to prove themselves for Nigeria on the international scene.
For Moses, the time spent with the Super Eagles was a huge pleasure. Friendships that will last his entire life were forged on the playing field and this is something he can’t be thankful enough for as he signs out from the national team.
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