Nigeria attacker Victor Moses has announced his retirement from international football and surprisingly at the age of 27, reports Extrasportsnigeria.com. He made his decision public via Twitter on Wednesday.
“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,” Moses said in a statement on Twitter.
“However, I feel that now is the right time to step away in order to be able to focus fully on my club career and young family, as well as to allow the next generation the opportunity to step up and to flourish.
“Thank you for the memories and good luck to the team for the future.”
The Chelsea winger played 37 times for Nigeria, scoring 12 times since making his debut in 2012.
He had previously represented England up to Under-21 level, while coming through the ranks at Crystal palace.
Moses won the Africa Cup of Nations with Nigeria in 2013, and represented the nation at two World Cups, in 2014 and 2018.
He won the 2016/17 Premier League title with Chelsea but has not started a match under new manager Maurizio Sarri this season.
Super Eagles were knocked out at the group stage in Russia this summer, having beaten Iceland but suffered defeats by Croatia and Argentina.