NFF Reveals Real Reason Victor Moses Retired From International Football
Nigeria News – NFF Reveals Real Reason Victor Moses Retired From International Football
The real reason Victor Moses, the Chelsea forward, retired from international football has been provided by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
The NFF, speaking through Shehu Dikko, its second Vice Chairman, said that the player told them he was retiring because of the coming of Maurizio Sarri, the new Chelsea boss.
On August 2018, Moses announced his retirement from the National team.
The second Vice Chairman said that the former Wigan star had ended his international career because he wanted to focus solely on his club football as his place in the starting line-up was no longer guaranteed after Sarri replaced Antonio Conte.
He spoke with reporters ahead Super Eagles clash with South Africa, saying, “Victor Moses was very honest, he called everybody that he wanted to take this decision, that he had a new coach coming to his team, the tactics are being changed and he needed to sit up, focus and sustain his position in the first team.
”We respected his decision, at least we didn’t hear it from the media as some players did.
”He did it the proper way, discussed with his coach, the President, the team and some of us that he trusts, that this is what he wanted to do.
”We gave him our own advice, at the end of the day we have to respect his decision.”
Dikko added, “They say as one door closes, another one opens. Probably if Victor Moses was still in the team, Samuel Kalu won’t have been given a chance.
”If Victor Moses decides to come back tomorrow, at least we know we have a backup. Samuel Chukwueze also received an invitation and he’s just 19.
”If Victor Moses was there, those young boys would not have gotten a chance, Chukwueze is in the first team of Villarreal.
”He gave us two different options that we don’t have before, he’s not a conventional right-winger, left-footed from the right.”