Wigan went into administration earlier in the year, culminating in the club’s relegation from the Championship last term, but one of their former players is part of the rescue mission
Former Nigeria international, Victor Moses, has been revealed as one of the substantial donors trying to save his former club, Wigan Athletic, from its financial struggles.
The Chelsea star, who spent the second half of the last campaign on loan at Inter Milan, made an anonymous donation towards reviving the fortunes of the Latics.
However, a delighted Caroline Molyneux, Chairperson of the official Wigan Athletic Supporters’ Club, could not keep the secret and chose to acknowledge the donation publicly.
“Wow – what can we say? When Victor got in touch to say he wanted to help by donating such a substantial amount, I just couldn’t believe what I was hearing – it’s such an incredible gesture,” as reported by Wigan Today.
“Victor wanted to make the donation and remain anonymous, but we simply had to make sure he gets the recognition he deserves. Victor’s contribution has taken us past £650,000 and to within £100,000 of our next target of £750,000.
“We are so thankful to Victor for his support. He is an excellent footballer, a true role model, and someone we always enjoyed watching at the DW Stadium – he will always be welcome back here, even more so now!”
Moses emerged as an exciting youngster in the Championship with Crystal Palace in the late 2000’s before Wigan took a gamble on him and brought him to the Premier League in 2010.
Two years at the DW Stadium yielded nine goals and 12 assists in 80 appearances, as well as a few magical moments before the former England youth international left for Chelsea for a $13 million transfer fee.
A Super Eagles star for six years, Moses scored 12 goals in 38 matches in the green-white colours, helping Nigeria to her third AFCON title in 2013.
He announced his retirement from international football after the 2018 World Cup in Russia.