By Adeboye Amosu:
Chelsea winger Victor Moses has announced his shocking decision to quit international football with immediate effect, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
Moses, 27, made his decision known through a long statement on his Twitter handle on Wednesday.
“I would like to announce that after much thought, I have made the decision to retire from playing international football. I have experienced some of the best moments of my life wearing the Super Eagles shirt and have memories with me that will last a lifetime,” reads the statement.
“However, I feel that now is the right time to stay away in order to be able to focus fully on my club career and my young family, as well as to allow the next generation of Super Eagles stars the opportunity to step up and flourish. We are blessed as a nation to have so many exciting young players coming through and now is their time.
“There are so many highlights that standout for me over the years, from making my debut, to playing two World Cups and been part of the team that won the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time for our nation since 1994 being just a few of them. ”
Moses represented England at the U-16, U-17, U-19 and U-21 levels before switching allegiance to Nigeria.
The former Wigan Athletic star won the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations title with Nigeria and also played at two World Cups.
He was capped 37 times by Nigeria and scored 12 goals.