Nollywood's latest star Iwobi heralds Moses as a trailblazer who opens doors for younger players

ARSENAL striker Alex Iwobi has declared that the international retirement of his team mate Victor Moses may be a good thing for Nigeria as it will enable more youngsters to come through and play for the Super Eagles.


Earlier this week, Moses, 27, declared that he is retiring from international football to enable him focus on his Chelsea club career and his family. Responding to the development, Iwobi, took to his official Twitter page  to appreciate Moses for paving the way for younger players, adding that the process should now continue.


Iwobi, 22, said: “Thank you for paving the way for us. You achieved so much for our country and it was a pleasure to play with you. Wishing you the best big bro."


During an international career that spanned six years, Moses scored 12 goals in 37 appearances for the Super Eagles. He was also instrumental in the Super Eagles winning the African Cup of Nations in 2013 and qualifying for two World Cups in 2014 and 2018.


According to Iwobi, Moses paved way for a whole raft of England-based Nigerian Internationals in Super Eagles. He added that he took his decision to play for Nigeria’s national team after Moses also chose Nigeria over England despite being open to quality opportunities.


Meanwhile, Iwobi has also made a Nollywood debut, featuring in an official trailer of a movie that was released on Thursday. Iwobi was a major character of the yet to be released movie titled Inpadisu, which was filmed a few weeks ago just before the Arsenal training tour ahead of the 2018/19 season.


Iwobi was on the cover of the movie trailer holding a sword in a combat attire and putting on a dark hood on his fierce looking bold face. He recently signed a new five-year deal that will keep him at Arsenal until 2023.