The Nigeria Football Federation President, Amaju Pinnick is poised to meet with Chelsea winger Victor Moses and his representative in a fortnight in a bid to lure him back to the Super Eagles fold ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup Of Nations tournament in June reports Completesports.com.
Moses called time on his international footballing career after featuring for Nigeria at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Pinnick in an interview with Channels TV sports program, Sports Tonight stated that if Moses insist on his stance, then the NFF will organise a proper testimonial for him similar to what England did for Wayne Rooney.
“With all due respect to Nigerians am talking with Victor Moses because I believe he is somebody who has paid his dues and you don’t just leave Nigeria unceremoniously and I told him that.
“I talk to him everyday and I made him understand the reason why you know. He is very eager, very very eager but he still want to talk to me. Even if you say am begging him, I don’t mind.” Pinnick said.
“It’s not as if they are no players but you see we should encourage our players when they say oh I’m retiring, maybe it’s out of ego, we need to bring them in.
“It’s like your wife saying am not going to this event, you’ll go and beg her, she will go to the event and of course make an impact.
“The same thing here, he has paid his dues. I recall the Nations Cup we won, he scored two penalties in the game against Ethiopia with ten minutes to go and that catapulted us for the quarter final. So you just don’t say he want to go, let him go.”
“I will be meeting with him and his agent in a fortnight and even if he want to go, there must be a ceremony for him and that’s the truth.
“Look at what England did for Wayne Rooney, they brought him back. We must celebrate them all the time and that’s the truth,” he concluded.
The Chelsea winger played 37 times for his country, scoring 12 times since making his debut in 2012.
Moses won the Africa Cup of Nations with Nigeria in 2013, and represented the nation at two World Cups, in 2014 and 2018.