Victor Moses is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a winger on either flank for Russian club Spartak Moscow.
He has also been deployed as a wing-back at times during his career.
During the wave of Sharia Riots in northern Nigeria in the 2000s, the parents of Nigerian-British footballer, Victor Moses, were mürdered in cold blood.
His parents were both pastors in Kaduna. Some members of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and Christian youth in Kaduna protested against the implementation of Sharia, and things went awry when they clashed with Muslim youth.
It was in the bloody violence that the parents of Victor Moses were killed.
Moses himself escaped death because he had gone to play football when the attackers came to their home. After his parents’ death, there were death threats against him and he had to go into hiding.
Shortly after the riot, the British Government started taking kids who had lost their parents in the Kaduna Sharia Riots to Britain as refugees. Moses got to Britain as a refugee at the age of 11 and he was adopted by a family in South London.
From that point things changed and today, the rest, as they say, is history.
It’s amazing that despite all he went through, Moses still loved Nigeria. He jettisoned his British nationality to claim Nigerian and play for Nigeria.