Second Vice-President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Shehu Dikko has cleared the air on the circumstances surrounding the retirement of Chelsea star Victor Moses from the national team in August 2018.

Dikko stated that Moses had to call time on his international career because he wanted to focus solely on his club football as his place in the starting line-up was no longer guaranteed following the appointment of Italian manager Maurizio Sarri as replacement for Antonio Conte.

Dikko further added that Moses’s absence has been a blessing in disguise as it has led to the discovery of new wingers in Samuel Kalu and Samuel Chukwueze.

Victor Moses has fallen out of favour under Maurizio Sarri with only one start to his name from a possible nineteen matches across all competitions.