Victor Moses, Super Eagles wingback, says he is retiring from international football.
Moses announced his retirement on his Twitter handle on Wednesday.
The Chelsea player said it is time for him to “step back and focus fully” on his club career as well as his family.
He added that he is stepping aside to give the next generation of the Super Eagles the opportunity “to step up and to flourish.”
Moses said: “I would like to announce that after much thought I have made the decision to retire from playing international football.
“l 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 Eagle stars the opportunity to step up and to flourish.
“We are blessed as a nation to have so many exciting young players coming through and now is their time.
“There are so many highlights that stand out for me over the years; from making my debut, to playing in two World Cups and being a part of the team to win the African Nations Cup for first time for our nation since 1994 being just a few of them.”
The Chelsea winger said he has spoken with the Super Eagles coach about his decision while he also thanked the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and his teammates for their support over the years.
“Most importantly I would like to say thank you to the Nigerian people for believing in me and supporting me over the years,” he said.
“It’s meant the world to me and my family and I will always be a proud Nigerian supporting the team. Thank you for the memories and good luck to the team for the future.”