Greenhorn Super Eagle Victor Moses was Wednesday singled out as an exceptional Nigerian by former Abia state governor Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu who named him ‘Special son of the Nation’ as well.
Orphaned as a toddler in Kaduna, Moses was only five when he was flown out of the country under circumstances that could have made him turn his back on the land.
Kalu said, “Victor Moses deserves a standing ovation in Calabar on Sunday against Namibia. After that, the young man deserves a Presidential ride to Abuja. I understand he lost his parents in an ethno-religious crisis and left the country at five. Today, we have him playing for the Eagles. We should praise his spirit. Others would have stayed away for long from a system that wiped out loved ones.”
The Wigan Athletic star received even more laurels from the ex-governor for hitting camp early enough to do battle against Namibia.
“I appreciate his commitment, as soon as he was done with the English Premiership ,Moses flew into camp. This one is different. He is indeed a ‘Special Son of the Nation’, I hope Sports minister Mr.Bolaji Abdullahi understands “,the ex- governor added.
Kalu also urged the Super Eagles to go all out against Namibia if they hope to regain the confidence of compatriots who see soccer as the only passion that unites the country.
“To crush Namibia is a task that must be accomplished. The masses have not smiled for so long. If it is not explosion today, it is confusion tomorrow. Nigerians want to be happy again. I am sure that in soccer there is no Boko Haram or militancy, just entertainment and the true spirit of one Nation”, he summed up.