It’s actually true that the beginnings of any successful human are not really easy, the story of Nigerian international Victor Moses represents sacrifice, hard work, and consistency in the most noteworthy form. With a specific end goal to achieve the best, the Chelsea winger needed to defeat a genuine nightmare.
Victor Moses was only 11 years of age while playing football in the streets with his friends, the former Crystal Palace youth trainee receives some ghastly news from his uncle, who had come to find him quickly in the wake of discovering that his parents had been killed.
He lived the most exceedingly terrible periods of his life in his uncle’s house, where he could barely go out into the street, since his dad was a pastor in the city of Kaduna and, with the declaration of Islamic Law in Nigeria in 2002, the state was not any more safe for people not in line with the religion. And you wonder why the World keep asking is it truly a religion of peace?
Moses went to Britain as an asylum seeker with his travel being paid for by his uncle, where he was welcomed by a humble family in London. There he attended Stanley Technical High School in South Norwood, he was scouted playing football in the local Tandridge League for Cosmos 90 FC, and his quality got the attention of Crystal Palace with the club’s stadium just streets away from his school and he signed for the London club in 2007.
Moses was offered a place in the academy and was recommended to the fee-paying Whitgift School in Croydon. He came into limelight at 14 after netting an impressive 50 goals for Palace’s under-14s side, and scoring over 100 goals as well as helping Whitgift win many School Cups, including a National Cup where he scored all five goals in the final against Healing School of Grimsby at the Walkers Stadium.
After three seasons at Selhurst Park Moses made the move to Wigan, the club with which he rose to fame. From that point, he moved to Stamford Bridge in 2012 after Wigan accepted a fifth bid from Chelsea after the West London side finally met Wigan’s asking price after four previously unsuccessful bids.
He made his debut for Chelsea when he started the League Cup game against Wolverhampton Wanderers and scored his first goal after 71 minutes in a game that finished 6–0, and also started his first Champions League game against Nordsjælland.
Sweet cakes don’t just up come good, it went through a high degree of burns, much the same as the start of his football career, his initial stage at Chelsea was genuinely muddled and complicated. Moses had three awful loan spells in three consecutive years (to Liverpool, Stoke City, and West Ham), Moses wasn’t considered as an automatic starter at any of those clubs, and his national teammates John Obi Mikel wished he had stayed on to fight for his place at Stamford Bridge.
“I always told him: ‘Where are you going?’ every time he goes away,” Mikel told Goal.com back in September. “‘Where are you going? I mean, you always go out on loan, but why? Stay here and fight, you are a very good player, a young player. You are quick, you are strong, you are fast, you can dribble, where are you going? Why are you always running away from this football club?’ “Every time I talk to him, he says he wants to play football. and the arrival of Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge was a defining moment for him.
After Chelsea consecutive league defeats, the Italian coach converted into a 3–4–3 formation with Moses playing as a right-sided wing-back in the next Premier League match against Hull City. His performance as a wing-back helped Chelsea to a 2–0 victory and also earned him the Man of the Match.
Since then Moses has been a regular starter for Conte, playing 34 matches in the last Premier League campaign, to a limited extent, down to him. He was a consistent presence in the starting eleven and was rewarded with his first League title for not giving up on his dreams.