By Eric Elezuo
Football followers were taken aback during the week when Super Eagles forward, Victor Moses, announced that he was quitting international football, in other words that he was calling it quit with the Super Eagles.
Moses, only 27 and at the peak of his soccer career, said in a tweet that announced the end of his international engagement, that his decision is hinged on the need to concentrate on club football as well as have time for his young family.
Ever since the sudden declaration, reactions have continued to pour in from colleagues, fans and stakeholders.
According to former Eagles captain and coach, Christian Chukwu, Moses’ decision has nothing to do with age but his state of mind. He stated that only the footballer knows his own body more than anyone else, and so when he says he quit, everyone should understand and go along with him.
Ahmed Musa, Alex Iwobi and William Troost-Ekong on their part have also spoken on the footballer’s resignation from international football.
In their separate tweets, the Super Eagles players, who played alongside Moses at the Russia 2018 World Cup, expressed their delight at playing on the same team with the Chelsea wingback.
Hear Ahmed Musa, who joined forces with Moses to win the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations: “It was a pleasure to play alongside such a great player. You have served your nation well and will always be remembered. Good luck in all you do @Victor Moses.”
In his tribute, Arenal’s forward, Iwobi, wrote, “Thank you for paving the way for us. You have achieved so much for our country. It was a pleasure to play with you, wishing you the best big bro @VictorMoses.”
“Bro I wish you the best! Thanks for everything,” Troost-Ekong, who said he was leaving the unpopular Turkish Super League for Serie A to improve, wrote on his Instagram account.