A friend shared the story below on facebook and I couldn't help but share it on this blog. Victor Moses' story is a rather touching one, I have seen him play severally and knew he was Nigerian but never thought he had such a remarkable story to him. I believe as you read, you will be truly inspired to reach for your goals against all odds.
This is the story of Victor Moses by Dele Momodu.
is the story of a young boy whose parents were murdered during 2002
riots in Kaduna. He was aged 11 years at the time. His parents, Mr
Austine and Mrs Josephine Moses, were missionaries until they met their
untimely death. The boy left his house to play football but returned
home to see that all his parents had laboured for had been razed down
and he would never see his mother and father again.
He was taken to
London by his uncle almost immediately after the incident. While in
London, he began deploying his football skills. Though his parents were
murdered, his passion for football was never killed. He played football
for his school and later for a local Tandrige League club until Crystal
Palace FC approached him. From that point, his career progressed in
leaps and bounds. This player played for England's under 16, 17, 19
and 21 teams between 2005 and 2010 scoring 11 goals for England during
this period. He later moved to Wigan Athletic and now he plays for Chelsea. This footballer is VICTOR MOSES.
His story is a touching one, I share his pains. I also share his
courage. He had a choice not to step into Nigeria again but he didn't
take that option. When the call to serve his fatherland came, Moses
dumped England and embraced Nigeria... That is patriotism! Today, we
see a Victor Moses bringing joy to every Nigerian including those who
may have inspired his parent's death... That is Love!
Moses would stand for the National Anthem and pledge allegiance to a
country that couldn't defend his parents... That is faith! Moses
would deliver the "African Cup of Nations" trophy to Nigeria not minding
what had happened in the past... That is forgiveness! Moses rose
through bitterness and despair to the limelight of hope and courage. He never gave up on his country. He persevered... That is purpose!
Oh what I would do to get his interview! Dreams dreams!!
And BTW, I am rooting for the Eagles this Sunday, I pray they win! And usually when I state my support for a team in this manner, they do win. Lets hope it stays true this time as well..lol