Former head coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria, Christian Chukwu, has admitted Nigeria will miss Victor Moses following the player’s retirement from national duties.
Moses, 27, retired in the week, bringing to end, a national team career which began in 2012 culminating into 37 appearances and 12 goals.
Chukwu, coach of the Nigerian team in the 2004 Nations Cup held in Tunisia.
The 67-year-old 1980 Nations Cup winning captain disclosed in an interview with Goal that Moses will be missed but surely can be replaced – if not sooner, later.
“He has made his decision and there is nothing we can do. We wish him good luck and all the best,” Chukwu said.
“We will miss him but we have to understand that he has made his decision. He is a man and we can’t force him to do what his mind does not want to do.
“I believe he is [replaceable]. If we don’t have someone immediately in the present Super Eagles, we will look for with time, with more opportunity to others.”
Felicitations have poured in for the Chelsea winger from Super Eagles teammates after he announced his retirement on Wednesday.