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Photos: Victor Moses unveils as Fenerbahce player today

Victor Moses joins Fenerbahce on loan until the end of season (Photos)Nigerian footballer, Victor Moses has been unveiled by Fenerbahce after joining the Turkish club from Chelsea on loan until the end of the 2019/20 season.

The 28-year-old winger was a regular starter under Antonio Conte in 2016/17 but fell out of favour with current Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri who allowed him to go on loan to Fenerbahce after his permanent move to China collapsed.

More photos below: Victor Moses joins Fenerbahce on loan until the end of season (Photos)Victor Moses joins Fenerbahce on loan until the end of season (Photos)

Chelsea star Victor Moses lands in Turkey to complete Fenerbahce loan move

Victor Moses arrived in Turkey with his wife to complete a medical ahead of the move (Twitter/1907Media)

Chelsea star Victor Moses has arrived in Turkey to complete a loan move to Turkish giants Fenerbahce.

Moses who has made just one appearance for Chelsea this season is set to complete a loan move to Fenerbahce where he will spend the rest of the season.

The 29-year-old arrived in Turkey on Wednesday, January 23 accompanied by his wife to complete a medical before putting pen to paper on a deal.

Article: How Victor Moses struggled to play football

Image result for victor mosesAs far as Nigeria football is concerned, Victor Moses needs no introduction.

If you had told 11 year old Victor Moses that he’d one day be a Premier League, FA Cup, and Europa League winner, AFCON, he might not have believed you. Moses had an extremely tough start to life, with his parents killed during religious riots in Nigeria, which in turn forced him into hiding. Relatives then managed to get him to the UK where he could claim asylum, eventually ending up with a foster family in South London.

Despite such difficult experiences, Moses excelled at football, eventually being scouted by Crystal Palace during a local league game. Moses rose through the ranks, eventually debuting for the senior team aged 16 in a game against Cardiff in the Championship.

The next few seasons at Crystal Palace proved that Moses was destined for big things. Wigan, then in the Premier League, came calling in 2010 after Palace went into administration, and Moses was soon playing up in the North West. He eventually gained a regular first team place following the departure of Charles N’Zogbia.

The biggest step in Moses’ career so far came in 2012, when Chelsea brought in the winger / full back (but only after four previous unsuccessful bids). Moses was seen as a hot prospect, with several England appearances up to U21 level. However, he was given the opportunity for more game time with loans to Liverpool, Stoke City and West Ham.

Now, Moses is slowly establishing himself as a viable first team option at Chelsea, and became a regular for Nigeria, before announcing his decision to quit international football following the 2018 World Cup. Despite a solid performance, and even a crucial goal, Moses decided that club football would be his main focus moving forward.

This season, Moses’ appearances for Chelsea have been fairly limited. Despite scoring in the Community Shield final in pre-season, he has only featured as a substitute once for new manager Maurizio Sarri. With Azpilicueta preferred at right back, and Willian still the best winger at Chelsea, it looks like Moses will continue to serve as backup, potentially starting in FA Cup and Carabao Cup games. The key thing however is that Sarri has a reliable and experienced utility player to call on in Moses. He’ll undoubtedly need his full squad if he is going to achieve the unlikely and bring the title back to the Bridge. Currently, Chelsea are third favourite bets, although their start to the season has been impressive.

The future for Moses depends on how Sarri plans to use him. At 27, he is approaching his prime and may want to become a first team regular, rather than a reliable benchwarmer. However, he doesn’t seem too worried about Sarri’s new tactical system, instead embracing it as a new challenge. Whether he’ll be of the same opinion if he doesn’t get any game time however before January 2019 remains to be seen, as a player of his quality will certainly attract interest elsewhere.

Chelsea who sits second in the Premier League table at the moment, next epl fixtures is against newly promoted Cardiff City at home while their rival Liverpool F.C who sits first in table travels to Tottenham Hotspur on Gameweek 3 of the Premier League fixtures.

Real reasons Victor Moses quit playing for Super Eagles

Image result for Victor MosesVictor Moses  has announced his immediate retirement  from international football to concentrate fully on his club career.

The 27-year-old Chelsea wingback made the shock announcement on Twitter  on Wednesday, dealing  a major blow to  Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr’s  plans for the  Cameroon 2019  Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Nigeria  were beaten 2-0 by South Africa in  their first group  qualifying match  in Uyo last year, and the three-time African champions need a convincing  win over Seychelles next month to keep qualification hopes alive.

In his statement,  Moses said he informed  Rohr that he  had decided to call time on his six-year international career  “by telephone”.

Moses quickly become a fan favourite after he helped Nigeria win the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa – after he switched his international allegiance from England to Nigeria, where he and his parents were born. He represented  England  at U16, U17, U19 and U21 levels.

Some of  his fans have taken to social medial to express their shock and  sadness  at   his  decision’s to quit the Eagles.

“I would like to announce that after much thought I have made the decision to retire from playing international football,” Moses, who represented Nigeria at the Brazil 2014 and Russia 2018 World Cups,  wrote.

“I have experienced some of the best moments of my life wearing the Super Eagles shirt and have memories with me that will last a lifetime.

“Nothing will ever compete to what it felt like to represent Nigeria on behalf of our country.

“However I feel that now is the right time to step away in order to be able to focus fully on club career and my young family as well as to allow the next generation of Super Eagles stars the opportunity to step up and to flourish.

International Champions Cup: Victor Moses starts for Chelsea against Arsenal

Image result for victor mosesSuper Eagles Star, Victor Moses is expected to make his second pre-season appearance for Chelsea when they take on Arsenal in Wednesday’s International Champions Cup clash at the Aviva stadium in Dublin reports

The Nigerian international, Moses was subbed on his his first appearance against Inter Milan last Saturday.

Moses was among the 23-man Chelsea squad that touched down in Dublin Tuesday night ahead of the fixture against the Gunners who are expected to parade Alex Iwobi as well.

Moses’ teammate Ola Aina was however left out of the squad for the game fueling speculation over his future at the club.

He also missed the Blues clash against Inter Milan in Nice, France last Saturday.

He spent last season on loan at English Championship side, Hull City.

But Tammy Abraham was included. The former Swansea striker has made two substitute appearances in pre-season for Chelsea.

Maurizio Sarri’s side opened their pre-season campaign with a 1-0 win over Perth Glory in Australia before beating Inter Milan 5-4 on penalties, after a 1-1 draw, in Nice on Saturday.

Chelsea squad for Arsenal clash

Goalkeepers: Marcin Bulka,Willy Caballero,Rob Green.

Defenders: Davide Zappacosta,Cesar Azpilicueta,Andreas Christensen,Ethan Ampadu,David Luiz, Toni Rudiger, Marcos Alonso,Emerson Palmieri.

Midfielders: Cesc Fabregas,Jorginho,Tiemoue Bakayoko,Ross Barkley,Lucas Piazon,Ruben Loftus-Cheek,Danny Drinkwater.

Forwards: Pedro,Victor Moses,Callum Hudson-Odoi,Alvaro Morata, Tammy Abraham.

What Super Eagles can do to qualify

Image result for super eaglesDespite losing their first game against Croatia at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr believes his wards can still qualify for the round of 16. Nigerians and virtually all the Super Eagles fans were livid on Saturday, June 16, with how Croatia defeated Nigeria 2-0 to go top of Group D at the Russia 2018 World Cup. Gernot Rohr who is currently facing serious criticisms from fans because of the defeat to Croatia believes his boys can redeem themselves by beating Iceland and Argentina.

‘’Everything is possible in football, it’s important to make at least four points if we want to qualify for the next round of this championship. “We are only a point behind for the moment, nothing is lost and all is in our hands. Let’s be positive, we have the youngest team at the World Cup, let them learn and try to do better. “We saw Iceland have a good game against Argentina, a very strong team, but we can also do better than what we did. “We have to win against Iceland but all is possible still. If we win the next game all is possible for qualification,” Gernot Rohr told Journalists in Russia Read more:

Moses wins NFF player of the year award

Image result for Victor MosesDespite loosing CAF and BBC African Player of the year to Mo Sallah of Egypt, Chelsea wing-back Victor Moses in Lagos on Monday emerged as  the maiden Aiteo/NFF Awards Player of the Year winner.

Nigeria  star won the crown ahead of his Super Eagles’ teammate Wilfred Ndidi and  Lobi  Stars forward Anthony Okpotu.

 Reigning African Women’s Player of the Year Asisat Oshoala won the women’s version.

Enyimba left-back Ikouwem Udoh beat Nura Mohammed and Stephen Odey to the Young Player of the Year for men and Falconets striker Rasheedat Ajibade beat Anam Imo and Gift Monday to win the Young Player of the Year for women.

Former Falcons star Ann Chiejine won the Women’s Coach of the Year beating Edwin Okon and Whyte Ogbonna,  while Plateau United coach Kennedy Boboye won the Men’s Coach of the Year award  ahead of Abdu Maikaba of Akwa United and MFM’s Fidelis Ilechukwu.

MFM’s Sikiru Olatunbosun won the Goal of the Year while Remo Stars won the Fair Play award. The Development award was given to Channels Sports for their contribution to the development of the game at the grassroots. The Platinum award was presented  to  FIFA President Gianni Infantino.

The Nigerian Legends 11 is  made up of Chiejine, Felix Owolabi, Austin Eguavoen, Christian Chukwu, Uche Okechukwu, Nwankwo Kanu, Austin Okocha, Segun Odegbami, Adokiye Amiesimaka, Thompson Usiyen and Mercy Akide-Udoh.

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