Chelsea star Moses explains Nigeria retirement at just 27

Victor Moses has announced his decision to retire from international duty with Nigeria today.

Despite being born in Lagos, Moses played for England at youth level before deciding to pursue his senior international career with the Country of his birth, making his Super Eagles debut at the 2013 African Nations Cup.

The 27-year-old has made 37 appearances for Nigeria, scoring 12 goals, and as well as appearing at two World Cups, and winning the African Nations Cup.

Moses took to Twitter today to announce his decision to retire from Super Eagles duty:

“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 (sic) 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 (my) club career and my young family as well as to allow the next generation of Super Eagle 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.

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“There are many highlights that stand out for me over the years; from making my debut, to playing in two World Cups and being part of the team to win the African Nations Cup for (the) first time for our nation since 1994 being just a few of them.”

“I have already spoken to the manager (Gernot Rohr) by telephone and would like to say thank you to him and his staff, the NFF (Nigeria Football Federation) 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.”

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