Christian Chukwu , former Super Eagles coach and captain , on Thursday said that the retirement of Nigerian born Chelsea player , Victor Moses , from international football was a matter of decision and not age .
Chukwu told the News Agency of Nigeria that Moses knew about his body faculty more than any person .
He said that the decision should be read from the player ’ s personal opinion and not from the age .
“ Victor Moses is a very vibrant and young player , so he has the right to take decisions for himself .
“He knows his body more than any person , therefore , it is best known to him why he retired and we wish him well , ’’ Chukwu said.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Chelsea of England player announced a surprise international retirement .
He did this in a series of Twitter posts and pictures citing his club career development and family as part of his reasons for the decision .
The former Stoke City , Westham and Liverpool player , thanked Super Eagles coach , Gernot Rohr, the coaching staff, Nigerians and indeed the NFF for their support and opportunity given him while playing for the national team .
Moses , 27 , scored 12 goals in 37 appearances for the Super Eagles.
Moses was instrumental in Super Eagles conquering of Africa in 2013, and represented the country in two World Cups – 2014 and 2018 .
No reactions have come out from NFF over this development.
However , his Chelsea teammate , Eden Hazard, has wished him well in his future endeavours .
Hazard twitted “ Congratulations ! You made your country proud ’’ .
( NAN )
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