Victor Moses has finally joined Inter Milan on loan till the end of the season, with an option to make the move permanent in the summer.
He now reunites with former boss Antonio Conte whom he played under in at Chelsea.
The story is now spreading, but what caught the attention of this writer is the appealing way Inter Milan announced the signing of Moses on their website.
Inter took readers into memory lane and refreshed our thoughts of how Moses lost both parents in a religious clash in Kaduna and was taken to England before the age of 12.
It was a touching story, even though there are doubts in some quarters if the story is true.
"The thread that binds Victor Moses to the ball is infused with passion, deep meaning, joy and suffering. It’s a story of courage and determination, of enormous strength and character," began the story on Inter Milan website.
"He once played on the streets of Kaduna, Nigeria, the place where he was born. Here, come rain or shine, a barefooted Moses would run with the ball at his feet. And on one of those days, when he was accelerating and dribbling, something happened that would change his life forever: he suddenly found himself without his father Austin and mother Josephine, both of whom were killed in their own home during religious riots.
"On that exact day, Moses, who was not at home precisely because he was playing football with friends, was forced to grow up. He hadn’t even turned 12.
"He then set off for England. It was the beginning of a new life in South London, one which was marked by two requirements: to be strong and never give up. To help him along the way, he had an innate ability to play with the ball between his feet and overwhelming physical power that allowed him to be the dominant figure when up against his peers.
"After getting involved in local football, he was soon discovered by Crystal Palace. At a young age, he began to dominate." The story reads in part.
Moses, 29, is now the eighth Nigerian player in Inter’s history. Other big names that have played for the club include Nwankwo Kanu, Taribo West and Obafemi Martins.
All the best Moses.
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