Following Victor Moses’ shock retirement from international football, a former coach of Nigeria has reacted.
Christian Chukwu, former Super Eagles coach and captain, on Thursday said that the retirement of Nigerian born Chelsea player, Victor Moses, from international football was a matter of decision and not age, Vanguard has reported.
According to the former Super Eagles coach, Moses knew about his body faculty more than any person. He said that the decision should be read from the player’s personal opinion and not from the age.
“Victor Moses is a very vibrant and young player, so he has the right to take decisions for himself. “He knows his body more than any person, therefore, it is best known for him why he retired and we wish him well,’’ Chukwu said.
The Chelsea player announced a surprise international retirement. He did this in a series of twitter posts and pictures citing his club career development and family as part of his reasons for the decision.
The former Stoke City, Westham and Liverpool player, thanked Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, the coaching staff, Nigerians and indeed the NFF for their support and opportunity given him while playing for the national team. Moses, 27, scored 12 goals in 37 appearances for the Super Eagles.
Moses was instrumental in Super Eagles conquering of Africa in 2013, and represented the country in two World Cups – 2014 and 2018. No reactions have come out from NFF over this development.
However, his Chelsea teammate, Eden Hazard, has wished him well in his future endeavours.
Hazard twitted “Congratulations! You made your country proud’’.