Victor Moses to hold talks with NFF chairman about returning to the Super Eagles

CHELSEA winger Victor Moses has indicated that he is willing to commence talks with the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) about returning to the Super Eagles in what would be a reversal of a decision to quit the national team and focus on his club career.


After last summer's World Cup in January, Moses announced his retirement from international football, saying he now wants to focus on his Chelsea career and his young family. However, since then, things have not gone well for the winger as Moses, 27, has not featured much for his club this season, making only made six appearances, falling from the high perch he occupied last year when he was a regular starter


Following the arrival of new manager Maurizio Sarri this season, Chelsea has switched from the 3-5-2 formation in which Moses played as a wingback to a 4-3-3  structure. Several English Premiership sides, including Crystal palace, from where Moses joined Chelsea, were said to be interested in signing him this January transfer window.


NFF chairman Amaju Pinnick, said Moses is also ready to make a U-turn with regards to international football. Mr Pinnick added that he will hold a meeting with the winger and his representatives in two weeks time to talks things over and probably have him return to the team in time for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.


According to Mr Pinnick, if Moses insists on retiring, then the NFF will organise a proper testimonial for him similar to what England did for Wayne Rooney. It is believed that the meeting will hold somewhere in London.


Mr Pinnick added: "With all due respect to Nigerians, I 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 every day and he is very eager but he still wants to talk to me.


"Even if you say I am begging him, I don’t mind. 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, so 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 and I recall the Nations Cup we won where he scored two penalties in the game against Ethiopia with 10 minutes to go and that catapulted us for the quarter final, so you just don’t say he wants 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 to Wayne Rooney, they brought him back, so we must celebrate them all the time and that’s the truth."