Victor Moses, basking in elation, now stands among the illustrious ranks of Nigerian footballers who have conquered the English FA Cup, marking a pivotal achievement in his career, as reported by Completesportsnigeria.com. The Nigerian international, who endured the disappointment of losing in the final with Chelsea against Arsenal last season, found redemption as The Blues secured a remarkable 1-0 victory over Manchester United in the 2018 Emirates FA Cup final on Saturday.
The decisive moment arrived in the 22nd minute when Eden Hazard adeptly converted a spot-kick after a foul by Phil Jones within the penalty area, ultimately tilting the balance in Chelsea’s favor.
Exuding jubilation post-match, Moses took to Twitter, expressing his exuberance with a simple yet powerful statement: “💙FA CUP WINNERS BABY!!!”
With this triumph, Moses etches his name alongside a distinguished cadre of Nigerian football luminaries, including Daniel Amokachi, Celestine Babayaro, Nwankwo Kanu, John Utaka, Mikel Obi, and Alex Iwobi, who have triumphed in the prestigious English football competition.
Moses’ success spans a glittering array of trophies, having clinched the English Premier League, Europa League, and now, the FA Cup, all within the realm of Chelsea Football Club. His instrumental role in Nigeria’s journey to clinch the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations and securing their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification further underscores his immense contributions to the national team’s success.
However, despite this significant victory, Moses faces the unfortunate prospect of missing Nigeria’s international friendly against DR Congo due to FIFA regulations. Nevertheless, his recent feat in the Emirates Cup stands as a testament to his enduring impact and prowess on the football field, further solidifying his legacy in both club and international football arenas.