Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Nigeria football federation honours Joseph Yobo


   Nigeria Football Federation will today in Kaduna honour the Captain of the Super Eagles, Mr. Joseph Yobo  for his immense contributions to Nigeria football and particularly his record-equalling senior team cap.

      Joseph Yobo will receive an all-glass plaque from NFF President Aminu Maigari for his record-equalling feat, as his appearance on Tuesday in the international friendly match against the Chipolopolo will be his 86th for the Senior National Team of Nigeria, matching the previous achievement of Mudashiru Babatunde Lawal and Kanu nwankwo
“We have deep respect for Joseph Yobo’s outstanding contributions to Nigeria football, his patriotism and his humility”, NFF President Aminu Maigari said in Abuja.
     Tuesday’s international friendly against Zambia means so much to Yobo, who will not only equal the previous record but will also now look to breaking it in his very next appearance for the Super Eagles.
     The opposition is also, coincidentally, Zambia, against which Yobo made his first senior team appearance in an African Cup of Nations qualifier in Chingola on March 24, 2001.
The NFF also honoured Yobo in the month of March when he marked his 10th year on the road for the Nigeria senior team, in the Cup of Nations qualifier against Ethiopia.

Tuesday’s match against the Chipolopolo will kick off at 5pm at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium.

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