Yobo To Hold Testimonial Match May 25

Yobo To Hold Testimonial Match May 25

Ex-Super Eagles captain, Joseph Yobo, has announced that his centenary and testimonial match will hold on Wednesday, May 25 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.



In a press briefing held at the Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos on Tuesday, March 8, the former Everton and Fenerbache star also confirmed that former Everton and Manchester United manager, David Moyes will be attending the testimonial.


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"My former manager David Moyes has said he'll come. I was his first signing and I'm honoured he has agreed," Yobo said during the briefing.


The big event which is tagged 'The Joseph Yobo Centenary Game' is being put together by the Joseph Yobo Foundation in partnership with the Rivers State Government.


Present at his press conference were a host of former Super Eagles stars and coaches which included Taribo West, Jay Jay Okocha, Kanu Nwankwo, Ifeanyi Udeze, Peter Rufai, Christian Chukwu, Austin Eguaveon and Amodu Shaibu, amongst others.


Yobo made his senior international debut for Nigeria against Zambia in a 2002 FIFA World Cup qualifier on 24 March 2001.


He was capped 100 times and represented the Super Eagles at three FIFA World Cups and six Africa Cup of Nations tournaments before he retired in 2014.


Yobo started his European career with Standard Liege before donning the colours of Olympique Marseille, Everton, Fernabache and Norwich.


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