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Pinnick wants Moses back in Super Eagles

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[FILE] Nigeria’s forward Victor Moses celebrates scoring a penalty to equalise during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group D football match between Nigeria and Argentina at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg on June 26, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Giuseppe CACACE


President of the Nigeria Football Federation Amaju Pinnick has disclosed that he has begun moves to persuade winger, Victor Moses into returning to the Super Eagles team after his abrupt retirement from the senior national men’s football team at the end of the Russia 2018 World Cup.

Moses called it quit from the national duties on August 15th, 2018, stating family and career issues as reasons, but Pinnick insists that it will be grossly inappropriate if his achievements for the Eagles go uncelebrated.

“I believe he is someone that has paid his dues and he shouldn’t just leave Nigerian football unceremoniously. I talk to him every day and I make him understand that he can still return.

“Even if he says I’m begging him, I don’t mind. It is not as if we don’t have players, but we need to encourage our players so that others will know that even when they retire, we still have them in mind, even though some of them retire because of ego,” the NFF boss said.

Pinnick, who is hopeful of getting Moses to stage a comeback, added that he is in the process of having a meeting with the 2013 AFCON winner.He said: “He can’t just say he is going and we let him go just like that. I will be meeting with him and his agent soon at a roundtable and even if he wants to go, there must be a ceremony for him to go. Just like what England did for Wayne Rooney. We must celebrate them at every point in time.”


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