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Joseph Yobo Confirmed as New Super Eagles Assistant Coach


The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has confirmed ex Super Eagles defender and
captain Joseph Yobo as the new assistant coach of the team.

The former Everton defender will replace
Imama Amapakabo in the technical crew of the senior men’s national team.

He played for the Nigeria U-20 team, the Flying Eagles  during the FIFA World Youth
Championship (now known as FIFA U20 World cup) in 1999.

The attack-minded defender won his first cap for the senior team in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match away to Zambia in Chingola in April 2001 and played in three FIFA World Cup finals in 2002, 2010 and 2014.

He also played in six Africa Cup of Nations
finals in 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010 and
2013, capping it with leading the Super Eagles to their third continental title in South Africa in 2013. He played a total of 100 matches for Nigeria at senior level.

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