Nigerian forward, Victor Moses, has revealed the sole reason that made him commit his international future to the Super Eagles of Nigeria instead of the Three Lions of England.
Victor Moses was given birth to in the northern part of Nigeria but left the country for the United Kingdom at a tender age. He spent his teenage years over there and eventually represented the Young Lions of England at the 2007 U-17 European Championship alongside other notable tournaments.
In 2010 Nigeria came calling and Victor was left with the option of either opting to remain with England or switch to his country of birth Nigeria. The former Wigan youngster eventually opted for Naija ahead of the Queen’s men in 2011.
The one time premier league winner revealed that former Super Eagles coach Samson Siasia played a pivotal role in making him chose to play for the African giants at senior level.
“There are several reasons. The then coach of the Nigeria national team was very persistent, flew to London several times to convince me, and said: ‘Come on, Vic! Nigeria is your home country, we have a great team, we haven’t won the African Cup for so long, we need you!” Moses said to Spartak Moscow’s official website.
“And at some point I made up my mind. We took the title, the team gave me many vivid memories.”
After the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, Moses however hanged up his boots as regards to anything concerning national team representation.
“The Federation asked me to change my mind, but I decided to concentrate on my club career and taking care of my family,” Moses explained.
Victor Moses has 37 caps for the Super Eagles, scoring 12 goals, and the last of the goals coming against Argentina at the 2018 World Cup.