Ifeanyi Ubah partners Yobo centenary game

Joseph Yobo

Ifeanyi Ubah, owner of Nigeria Professional Football League side, FC Ifeanyi Ubah, has signified interest to partner the centenary game organised in honour of former Super Eagles skipper, Joseph Yobo.

Yobo, 35, retired from the game of football after 17 years during which he played for top European sides like Everton, Standard Liège, Marseille, Fenerbahçe and most recently, Norwich City.

The former defender made 100 caps for Nigeria from 2001 to 2014 and so a centenary game to honor him is being put in place.

Ifeanyi Ubah, 44, on Sunday, endorsed the Yobo centenary game. He promised to use two of his companies, FC Ifeanyi Ubah and the Authority Newspaper to be brand ambassadors of the match.

Coordinator of the event, who is also a former Eagles player, Waidi Akanni, said, “Dr Ubah has endorsed the Yobo Centenary Game and promised to use two of his companies as brand ambassadors for the match.”

While expressing his happiness over the involvement of the businessman in the testimonial project, the former chairman of Lagos State Football Association said Ubah had shown to football-loving Nigerians that he is truly a man of the people.

Some of the corporate bodies who have indicated their support for the project are Sifax Group, NICON Insurance and Beko Electronics Ltd.

The game is scheduled to take place on Friday, May 27 in Port Harcourt with several top football stars, past and present expected to feature.