–Ex-Eagles captain urges Manu Garba’s boys to work harder
Former Nigeria skipper Joseph Yobo has urged the Flying Eagles to work harder so they could be bigger stars than he and his contemporaries were.
Yobo met up with the Nigeria U-20 at the Murtala Mohammed Airport in Lagos at the weekend on their way to Ghana for two test matches against their Ghanaian counterparts.
“You can be bigger stars than we were, Yobo told the players.
“I left this country for Europe when I was just 17 and before you know it, I was my family’s bread winner. You can also do same and even more, but you must be willing to work hard and make the necessary sacrifices.
“You have some great coaches and you only have to obey their instructions to make it in this game.
Former Nigerian sports Minister Bolaji Abdullahi also encountered the team at the airport and restated his belief that the Flying Eagles are the future of Nigerian football.
“I am delighted there is continuity in this squad, from U-17 to now U-20. This team is the future of Nigerian football, I have no doubt about this”, declared Abdullahi.
Yobo, who won a record 101 full international caps for Nigeria, also featured at the 1999 FIFA U-20 World Cup, which Nigeria hosted.