Victor Moses: The story of his difficult life
His appearances of the season 2009/10 with Crystal Palace in Championship, attracted the eyes of many teams of the Premier League. Finally, in the summer of 2010, Wigan Athletic got his signature and he managed to make an extra step in his career. Two years was enough to sign a transfer this year at Chelsea. Now, Victor Moses life is going into beautiful paths.
The story of Mose's recently represented by Guardian newspaper, in which the Chelsea midfielder was interviewed and recounted the difficult childhood spent in his home country, Nigeria. His Christian family quite poor, with his father working as a pastor and his mother trying to help him. Unfortunately, the conflicts between Christians and Muslims had a bad result.
When he was 11 years old, he learned that after an attack at his home, both of his parents were killed. At that time, Victor was playing football at the streets, where he learned the tragic news. Apart from the shock, he was notified that he was to be the next target, so his friends smuggled him to a hiding place in order to calm the situation.
The decision that changed Victor Moses life
Somewhere in there, he found the solution: to emigrate and seek for asylum in England. A family from South London accepted the responsibility to take care of him. At age of 11, Moses arrived in England, in a place completely unknown to him, away from his home, in a place that he knew absolutely no one.
"That trip from Nigeria was too big. What I want, is to stay strong and work hard for myself whether this has to do with football or not. We should thank God for what I am today. It's a dream come true and if i continue at the same rhythm, who knows, i may play for Barcelona one day." says Victor Moses.
The memories of those childhood years when he played football with the rest of his pals on the streets of any Nigerian city are still fresh. "I wore no shoes. We simply barefooted and when a small ball fell at our feet and we started out playing football." remembers Moses, who already counts three matches with the National Nigerian team, hoping to help get the qualification to the African Nations Cup after the recent 2-2 in the first match against Liberia.
"When I was in Nigeria last week, everyone were supporting Chelsea. Was very nice to see Chelsea fans in Nigeria and shouting my name. The same thing happened when I went to Liberia. Everywhere in Africa, all football fans are watching Premier League." he said.
The Chelsea midfielder will never forget his parents. He always remember them with love and nostalgia. "I'm sure wherever they are right now, they would be proud of me. They will look from above and be proud of..."
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