This day December, 12 makes it 26 years all the way long the Chelsea FC and the Nigeria Super Eagles’ elegant winger Victor Moses has begin his journey in the world.
Moses was born to Nigerian family on a Wednesday in 1990.
However, every success has price paid at every stage in life and Victor Moses began the pay at his early age. The skillful player’s parents were killed in 2001 when he was 11, long before he started climbing the lather of success.
Ironically, the death of his parents brought him to the path he trails as he was sponsored to Britain by a relative a week after his parents’ demise.
Moses, who went to Britain as an asylum seeker, attended Stanley Technical High School (now known as the Harris Academy) in South Norwood. Scouted playing football in the local Tandridge League for Cosmos 90 FC, Crystal Palace approached him, with the club’s Selhurst Park stadium just streets away from his school.
Moses, coming to prominence at 14 after scoring 50 goals for Palace’s under-14s side, was offered a place in the Eagles’ academy. Palace recommended him to the fee-paying Whitgift School in Croydon, where former Arsenal and Chelsea star Colin Pates was coaching the school football team.
Playing for three years at both Whitgift and Palace, Moses scored over 100 goals as well as helping Whitgift win many School Cups, including a National Cup where Moses scored all five goals in the final against Healing School of Grimsby at the Walkers Stadium, Leicester.
Moses made his first team debut for Palace at the age of 16 on 6 November 2007 in a 1–1 draw with Cardiff City.He kept his place in the side thereafter and scored his first senior goal on 12 March 2008 in a 1–1 draw with West Bromwich Albion.In total, Moses played 16 times in 2007–08 as Palace reached the Championship play-offs where they lost out to Bristol City. At the end of the season, he signed a new contract at Selhurst Park, much to delight of manager Neil Warnock, who stated, “Victor signing is a huge coup for the club; I’ve told Victor he could go as high as he wants. He’s improving every day and I am delighted that he has signed this deal as he is a player who will go from strength to strength.”
Moses score twice in 32 appearances in 2008–09 as Palace had a disappointing campaign, finishing in 15th position. In 2009–10, Moses went on a run of six goals in eight matches but Palace were suffering huge financial problems and the club went into administration in January 2010.
He there after cross to Premier League side Wigan Athletic after Palace went into administration. He scored his first goal for Wigan on 3 May 2010 against Hull City and first league goal of the season on 13 November 2010 in a 1–0 win against West Bromwich Albion.
After a couple of seasons with Wigan, he moved to Chelsea in 2012-13 season, Liverpool in 2013-14 (on loan), Stoke City in 2014-15 also on loan before returning to Chelsea in 2015-16 then back on loan to West Ham United in 2015 and finally back at Stanford bridge where he currently makes waves in under the club’s manager, Antonio Conte
Chelsea next schedule in Premier League comes on Wednesday, December 14, 2:45 PM against Sunderland at Stadium of Light.