Nigeria Super Eagles star Victor Moses on Wednesday afternoon announced his retirement from international football. Moses, 27, has been a member of Nigeria’s Super Eagles since 2012 and was part of the team which won the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in South Africa in 2013.
The winger announced his retirement on his official social media pages on Wednesday afternoon citing a decision to “focus fully on club career and my young family.”
“I would like to announce, after much thought, I have made a decision to retire from international football,” began the former Wigan Athletic star.
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— Victor Moses (@VictorMoses) August 15, 2018
Moses who has thirty-eight caps with the Super Eagles was a member of Nigeria’s squad to the last two FIFA World Cup tournaments in Brazil and Russia and also contributed to the team’s success in 2013 AFCON, scoring twice in their final group game against Ethiopia.
“I have experienced some of the best moments of my life, wearing the Super Eagles short and have memories with me that will last a lifetime,” said Moses.
The Chelsea star added that he has communicated his decision with Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr and states that his exit will allow younger Nigerian players flourish in the national team.
“However, I feel that now is the right time to step away in order to focus fully on club career and my young family as well as allow the next generation of Super Eagles stars the opportunity to step up and flourish.”
Nigeria’s next game will be against Seychelles in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier next month in Victoria.