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Our MCM  is Nigeria’s star during the weekend’s qualifiers against Algeria, Victor Moses. Victor Moses was born on 12 December 1990. He is a professional footballer who plays on the Wing for Chelsea football Club and the Nigerian team.

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Moses was born in Kaduna, Nigeria to Missionary parents. Sadly when Moses was 11 years old his parents were killed as a result of the Muslim and Christian riots in Kaduna.

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Shortly after the traumatic incidence Moses moved to England with his uncle to seek asylum, and that was were his passion for football was rekindled.

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Moses began his career at Crystal Palace, receiving recognition after scoring 50 goals for Palace’s Under 14 side. He made his first team debut at the age 16. Moses made his move to Wigan Athletic in 2010 and enjoyed huge success, he later moved to Chelsea in 2012. While in Chelsea Moses was sent on loan to Liverpool in his second season, then loaned to Stoke City on his third and his fourth on loan at West Ham United.

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Moses played for  England’s under 16, 17, 19 and 21 until he decided to play for his fatherland, Nigeria.

Currently he is enjoying first team football for both club and country. He has won the Europa League with Chelsea and African Cup of Nation with Nigeria. Victor Moses is also happily married with two children, a boy (Bentley) and a girl (Nyah).

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Victor Moses story is a story of perseverance and strength because despite losing his parents at such a young age he was able to muster up the courage to excel.

Written by Bashir Umar

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