Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) president Amaju Pinnick has revealed he’ll meet with Victor Moses to consider a return to the national team.
The Chelsea wingback announced his retirement from international football back in August 2018 sighting family and club commitment as reasons for his decision.
The 28-year-old who made his debut for the Nigerian national team against Rwanda in 2012 played a huge role in helping the west Africans claim the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.
Pinnick believes the former Crystal Palace Player deserves a ceremonious exit from the national team as he hopes to convince him back to the squad.
“I believe he is someone that has paid his dues and he shouldn’t just leave Nigerian football unceremoniously. I talk to him every day and I make him understand that he can still return,” Pinnick told Channels TV, as quoted by Goal.
“He can’t just say he is going and we let him go just like that. I will be meeting with him and his agent soon at a roundtable and even if he wants to go, there must be a ceremony for him to go.”
“Just like what England did for Wayne Rooney. We must celebrate them at every point in time.”
“Even if he says I’m begging him, I don’t mind. It is not as if we don’t have players, but we need to encourage our players so that others will know that even when they retire, we still have them in mind, even though some of them retire because of ego.”