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#FIFAInNigeria: Infantino Unveils Joseph Yobo as NPFL Ambassador



Infantino Unveils Yobo as NPFL Ambassador3Nigeria’s former captain, Joseph Yobo has been unveiled as the ambassador of the  Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) by the President of the World’s football governing body, FIFA, Gianni Infantino.

Infantino unveiled him in Abuja on Monday during his 2-day working visit to Nigeria.

Joseph Yobo who announced this via his Twitter handle said:

The League Management Company is tapping the experience and networks of the former Super Eagles and Everton FC Skipper to promote the local league and make it more attractive.

Yobo capped 101 times for the Super Eagles at three FIFA World Cups and six Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournaments. He led the team to lift the trophy of AFCON’s 2013 edition.

Yobo announced his retirement after the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

His testimonial match held on May 27th 2016 and  the Governor of Rivers state Nyesom Wike, former Everton and Manchester United managerDavid Moyes, Jay Jay Okocha, Kanu Nwankwo, Samuel Eto’o, Stephen Appian, Sulley Muntari, Vincent Enyeama, Ayo Makun, Emmanuel Emenike, Osita Iheme and many more gathered at Adokiye Amiesiamaka Stadium in Port Harcourt, Rivers state to mark his exit from international football.

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1 Comment

  1. Anon

    July 26, 2016 at 10:30 am

    He looks cute in that agbada.

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