Adepoju Backs Yobo’s Appointment As Super Eagles Assistant Coach

Yobo's Appointment Super Eagles Assistant Coach

Ex international, Mutiu Adepoju says the appointment of former Super Eagles defender, Joseph Yobo as the assistant coach of the senior national team shouldn't be accessed based on his coaching experience.

Popularly regarded as ‘The Headmaster' during his playing days, the former Real Sociedad midfielder told in a chat that Yobo deserves to be commended and not condemned for his appointment.

Recall that last week Wednesday, President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick confirmed the appointment of the River State-born star.

Yobo, who captained the Super Eagles of Nigeria to the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) title and played 100 times for the national team, will join the technical crew of Gernot Rohr after the sacking of Imama Amapakabo.

Reacting to the development, Adepoju said: “We all have our different opinions when it comes to the appointment of Joseph Yobo as the assistant coach of the Super Eagles,” Adepoju told

“I wouldn't want us to start criticizing him at this point in time considering the fact that Yobo has displayed a quality leadership role during his playing days in the team.

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“Experience or no experiencing in the coaching job shouldn't be seen as a major factor. I am very sure that he will learn from the job as time goes on.”

This article was most recently revised and updated 4 years ago

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