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Aghahowa  tasks NFF on Victor Moses retirement from S/ Eagles



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Following the recent decision of Chelsea of England player, Victor Moses to call it quits with national team assignment. former Super Eagles player, Julius Aghaghowa has charged the Nigeria Football Federation ( NFF) to dig deep and unravel the circumstances surrounding the decision.

Moses, 27, last Wednesday announced that he was quitting the national team to enable him concentrate on club assignment.

In making the announcement, the former Stoke City, West Ham and Liverpool player who  scored  12 goals in 37 appearances for the country thanked Super Eagles handler, Gernot Rohr, the coaching crew and indeed the NFF for their support and opportunity given to him while playing for the national team.

But Aghahowa in an interview with our correspondent noted that there could be more serious reasons why Moses decided to quit saying that he expects the NFF to do the needful and carry out a proper investigation on why he decided to call it quits at this stage.

” I’ m surprised that many Nigerians are not reacting to the retirement of Victor Moses from international duty rather they are busy wishing him well with some even saying they will not miss him.

” It was the same way Sunday Oliseh and Austin Jay Jay Okocha retired from international football and till now, we’ ve not gotten good replacements for them and that is why the football house must do thorough investigation of what led to that decision”, noted the former Bendel Insurance, Shakhtar Donetst and Wigan Athletics goal getter.

Aghahowa who was known for his pace and back- flips during his playing days was of the opinion that if the NFF fails to take his advise serious, other players might follow the footsteps of Moses which will not do the country any good especially now that qualifiers for AFCON 2019 is around the comer.

” I want the NFF to realise that AFCON qualifiers is around the corner and if nothing serious is done to unravel the circumstances behind Moses decision, it could lead to other players following suit which could affect our chances of being in Cameroon because getting replacements are not always easy”, concluded the striker who was a member of Sydney 2000 Olympic Squad    and Nigeria’s top goal scorer at the 2002 African Nations Cup.

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