The story of Victor Moses Nigeria’s Football hero at AFCON 2013

Editors Online
February 7, 2013 10:19 pm

Victor-MoseThis is the story of a young boy whose parents were murdered during 2002 riots in Kaduna. He was aged 11 years at the time. His parents, Mr Austine and Mrs Josephine Moses, were missionaries until they met their untimely death. The boy left his house to play football but returned home to see that all his parents had laboured for had been razed down and he would never see his mother and father again.

He was taken to London by his uncle almost immediately after the incident. While in London, he began deploying his football skills. Though his parents were murdered, his passion for football was never killed. He played football for his school and later for a local Tandrige League club until Crystal Palace FC approached him. From that point, his career progressed in leaps and bounds.

This player played for England’s under 16, 17, 19 and 21 teams between 2005 and 2010 scoring 11 goals for England during this period. He later moved to Wigan Athletic and now he plays for Chelsea. This footballer is called VICTOR MOSES.

His story is a touching one, I share his pains. I also share his courage. He had a choice not to step into Nigeria again but he didn’t take that option. When the call to serve his fatherland came, Moses dumped England and embraced Nigeria… That is patriotism.Today, we see a Victor Moses bringing joy to every Nigerian including those who may have inspired his parent’s death… That is Love!

On Sunday, Moses would stand for the National Anthem and pledge allegiance to a country that couldn’t defend his parents… That is faith!

Moses would deliver the “African Cup of Nations” trophy to Nigeria not minding what had happened in the past… That is forgiveness! Moses rose through bitterness and despair to the limelight of hope and courage.

He never gave up on his country. He persevered… That is purpose!
If someone like Victor Moses, despite the bitter past, never gave up on Nigeria, then why should we….???

  • onesimus-tandoh

    Nigerians, let’s stop violence

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  • Adeniyi T.A.

    I think these religious fanatics in the Northern part of Nigeria would learn a lesion from Victor Moses story and stop killing people! Enough is enough to these murderous act of these Northerners.

  • Patience moses

    I pray for victor moses and i want him to know that i am praoud of him becuase of his kind of forgiven heart and also becuase he has my father’s name. I wish to play like him and i just pray and hope that he will soon come to see us his friends and fans in jos we love you much.

  • Anonymous

    man can tear ur picture but he cannot stop ur future,all things work together to them that love God.God know d best,victor God can lead u round but God cannot lead u wrong.pst ola olayiwola

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