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Diary! Sad Story of Super Eagles Player Victor Moses

I actually got this as a BC on Friday and it kinda touched me, so I deicded to share it with you, my dear readers.
So here goes my diary for the week:
This 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….!
Tireni Adebayo

Tireni Adebayo is the Editor of Kemi Filani News. She has BSC in Mass Communication from the Redeemer's University and M.A in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos (2014 - 2015) where she majored in Public Relations and Advertising and Digital Media.  When she is not writing, she is either listening to music or reading her favorite books. Tel: +2348000000901 Address: Herbert Macaulay, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria Email:

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