Nigerians football fans on Wednesday expressed surprise as Super Eagles and Chelsea forward, Victor Moses, announced his retirement from international football.
The 27-year-old, who made the announcement via his twitter handle said he made the decision after much thought. He explained that the aim is to focus fully on his club career and his young family.
According to him, the decision is also to allow the next generation of football stars the opportunity to ‘step up and flourish.’
Nigerians, however, took to social media in reaction to this announcement with many expressing surprise at such a decision at the age of 27.
Few others, however, appreciated him for the period he played in the Nigerian jersey saying his decision should be respected and that he remains a hero.
Read the tweets below….
Why is Victor Moses retiring at at time Nigerians needs him the most.
Our football team has improved and we’re getting better at each tournament.
He is just 27…
Ronaldo is 33 but still playing international football
Victor Moses is a young talent and I’m disappointed
— Angel.Gabriel 🇳🇬🇺🇸 (@Okom_UGabriel) August 15, 2018
What exactly will Victor Moses be concentrating on? Sitting on the bench at Chelsea?
— Ifreke Inyang (@Ifreke) August 15, 2018
Strange decision by Victor Moses to retire from international football.There is a lot excitement & promise around this set of Eagles & they could go on to do great thin.But he has a family now & the opportunity cost of those international breaks is family time.We will miss him.
— Babanla (@biolakazeem) August 15, 2018
I cant even wrap my head around Victor Moses retiring from international football. He is just 27 & Nigerian Football is getting better. Sad to hear but i respect his decision. All the best Moses
— KinG NomSo👑 (@ani_nomso) August 15, 2018
Victor Moses announces international retirement!
Was expecting this.Pls let us respect his decision now. It wil take a lot of hardwork & consistent top performance to play at Chelsea again with d new #SarriBall formation.Victor Moses needs to concentrate more on his club career
— Radio Friend (@ogunmilorokenny) August 15, 2018
Thank you Victor Moses. You are a HERO!!!
— Oloye Akin Alabi (@akinalabi) August 15, 2018
Thank you Victor Moses for those special moments👏
— Mr Solomon (@OrjiSolomon7) August 15, 2018
Maybe I should call Victor Moses a lazy Nigeria player but hell NO he has done great things. Thank you Moses
— Oluwadamilare (@damilare_alo) August 15, 2018
I’m gonna miss victor moses playing for Nigeria.
— A=D=E=D=A=M=O=L=A♔ (@Prinztruestar) August 15, 2018
Other reactions to Moses’ exit from international football were hilarious. they were accompanied by funny memes.
Read the tweets below…
Victor Moses. We’ll surely miss you. Especially those world cup falling😂
— Mastermind (@Jorndoe) August 15, 2018
Victor Moses retires from International Football at age Thirty Sev……. pic.twitter.com/H7ObUBdeyX
— Umeh and 99 others (@UmehOMA) August 15, 2018
Me when I hear that Victor Moses has retired from international football.🤒🤒 pic.twitter.com/AhniucT9N5
— Bigdaddy (@JuwonOba) August 15, 2018
Nigerians when they remember that Victor Moses was screaming “Naija All The Way” two months ago. pic.twitter.com/w8ZTV2Nb9m
— Soccer Nation (@SoccerNationNg) August 15, 2018