Super Eagles and Chelsea forward, Victor Moses, has retired from international football.
The 27-year-old announced this on Wednesday via his twitter handle.
“I would like to announce that after much thought, I have made the decision to retire from playing international football,” he said.
“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. Nothing will ever compete to what it felt like to represent Nigeria on behalf of our country.”
Moses explained that he took the decision to step away at this time, in order to focus fully on his club career and his young family.
He said his retirement was also to allow the next generation of football stars the opportunity to step up and flourish.
He noted that the nation is blessed with many young players, stressing that the best to offer them was to give them the opportunity to show their talents.
“There are so many highlights that stand out for me over the years; from making my debut, to playing in two World Cups and being a part of the team to win the African Nations Cup for the first time for our nation since 1994, being just a few of them,” said Moses.
He said he had informed Eagles coach Gernot Rohr about his retirement and thanked him for the love he had shown to him.
The Chelsea forward also thanked his national teammates, as well as the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for their support over the years.
He appreciated Nigerians who believed in him, saying their support meant the world to him and his family.
“I will always be a proud Nigerian supporting the team. Thank you for the memories and good luck to the team for the future,” he said.