Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has reiterated that Victor Moses will be welcomed into the team if he decides to come out of retirement, describing the winger as ‘a very good player for Nigeria’.
The 28-year old Chelsea star quit international football after Nigeria crashed out of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, citing club commitment and family reason.
However, NFF president Amaju Pinnick recently hinted he will try to lure Moses back to the team, with Rohr also stating the former Wigan man would have to start ‘playing regularly’ at Chelsea where he has seen limited game time under new manager, Maurizio Sarri.
“Victor Moses is a very good player for Nigeria. I believe it was too early for such a good player to stop international football when he did but we have to respect his decisions,” the former Gabon and Burkina Faso coach said.
“If he changes his mind, we will welcome him, but he has to find that motivation within himself to come back and be ready to give his 100% at all time as we know he can.
“Then of course, it is important that he gets back to playing regularly at his club and get his sharpness back.”
Moses, who has made only two Premier League appearances for Chelsea this season, which lasted a combined 26 minutes, has been linked with a move away from the London giants in the current January transfer window.
The 2013 AFCON winner scored 12 goals in 38 appearances for the Super Eagles before his surprise retirement last year.