Joseph Yobo is the assistant coach of the super eagles. The appointment was revealed by the Nigeria Football league on Wednesday.
Yobo will replace Imama Amapakabo who in the technical crew of the senior men’s national team.
Cause of Yobo’s Emergence as the Assistant Coach
Imama Amapakabo had been standing in for Salisu Yusuf who was found guilty of receiving an amount of money reported to be around $1000. Yusuf was caught collecting money to influence his team’s selection for the 2017 WAFU Cup in Ghana. Yusuf was sanctioned with a fine of $500 and one year ban from football-related activities by the NFF ethics committee.
Football Career and Achievement
Position: Defender (Attack-minded)
Total Cap for Nigeria Super Eagles: 100
He started his football career with Michellin-Harcourt in Rivers State in 1996.
Three years later in 1999, he played for the Nigeria U-20 team, the Flying Eagles – during the FIFA World Youth Championship (now known as FIFA U20 World Cup).
Yobo had his first cap for the Nigeria senior team in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match away to Zambia in Chingola in April 200.
He played in three FIFA World Cup finals: 2002, 2010 and 2014.
Yobo played for Nigeria in six Africa Cup of Nations finals: 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2013.
He scored several crucial goals for the Super Eagles in important qualifying matches for the FIFA World Cup and the Africa Cup of Nations was the skipper that lead the Super Eagles to their third continental title in South Africa in 2013.
Foreign Club Football
Olympique Marseille in France, Fenerbahce in Turkey and Everton FC in the English Premiership. He also played club football in Belgium with Standard Liege, Tenerife in Spain and Norwich City in England