The Wigan star was born in Nigeria but has played for the England U17 and U20 teams. His choice of Nigeria for senior international football comes at a time that new Nigeria coach Samson Siasia is rebuilding the Super Eagles after a series of poor performances in major tournaments.
The Eagles last won a major title in 1994 and have been finishers in the AFCON placing second and third over the last 17 years. That is what makes Siasia’s job very important and he has had to bring in a few Nigerian-born stars to help make his job easier.
Moses has said that it was a tough decision to switch allegiance having played for England but Siasia’s charms worked in bringing him back home.
“Sincerely speaking it wasn’t easy at all making the decision between Nigeria and England in the first instance. You know that I had played for England in the U-17 and U-20 levels and my chance of making the senior team of England was bright,” Moses told MTNFootball.com.
“But after carefully weighing the two options, I chose the Super Eagles because of the Nigeria manager who has been so great and showed that he needed me in his team.
“Also, the chance of playing for senior national team of Nigeria did the magic since I was called up to play a major qualifier for the senior team.”
Moses has told local media that he hopes to cap his debut on Sunday with a goal for the Super Eagles. That would be just nice. A start that every player hopes for.