Former Super Eagles defender and captain, Joseph Yobo has been appointed by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) as assistant coach of the senior national team.
The attack-minded defender replaces Imama Amapakabo in the Super Eagles’ technical crew.
Yobo played for the Nigeria U20 boys – Flying Eagles – during the FIFA World Youth Championship (now known as FIFA U20 World Cup) in 1999.
The defender won his first cap for the senior team in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match away to Zambia in Chingola in April 2001 and played in three FIFA World Cup finals in 2002, 2010 and 2014.
Yobo also played in six Africa Cup of Nations finals in 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2013, capping it with leading the Super Eagles to their third continental title in South Africa in 2013.
He played a total of 100 matches for Nigeria at senior level.
Joseph Yobo scored several crucial goals for the three-time African champions in important qualifying matches for the FIFA World Cup and the Africa Cup of Nations.
Born Joseph Michael Yobo on September 6, 1980, the flamboyant stopper started out with Michellin-Harcourt in Rivers State in 1996.
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