NFF appoints Joseph Yobo Super Eagles’ assistant coach

Joseph Yobo

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has appointed former Super Eagles’ captain, Joseph Yobo, as assistant coach of the team.

NFF spokesman, Ademola Olajire, announced this in a statement on Wednesday.

Yobo takes over from Imama Amapakabo.

The former Everton defender played in three FIFA World Cup finals in 2002, 2010 and 2014 and also starred for Nigeria in six Africa Cup of Nations finals in 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2013.

He was captain of the team when the Super Eagles won their third continental title in South Africa in 2013.

Yobo has 100 caps for Nigeria at the senior level.

The 39-year-old began his career with Michellin-Harcourt in Rivers State in 1996.

He went on to play for Standard Liege in Belgium, Tenerife in Spain and Norwich City in England.

Yobo also featured for Olympique Marseille in France, Fenerbahce in Turkey and Everton in England.