Joseph Yobo was appointed as an assistant coach to Gernot Rohr being a replacement for Imama Amapakabo.
President of the Nigeria Football Federation(NFF) Amaju Pinnick, has revealed the reason behind Yobo’s appointment.
Former Super Eagles Captain, Joseph Yobo was appointed as an assistant coach to Genort Rohr, replacing Imama Amapakabo in February 2020.
However, the 39-year-old appointment didn’t go down well with several supporters of the Super Eagles.
Pinnick said the choice of Joseph Yobo was inferred by his Successful career with the super Eagles his leadership qualities. former Everton defender made 102 appearances for the Super Eagles.
” What more do you need? He was captain of the Super Eagles, he was captain of Everton, he played football at the highest level, went to two or three world cups, went to Nation’s cup, won the Nation’s Cup,” Pinnick said in an interview with Lagos 91.3FM with quotes gotten via reelradio
” Yobo is super qualified we don’t have any regret about it and the future will tell because I know exactly what I am saying.” Pinnick said.
He also emphasised on the need to support homegrown coaches, who aspire for greater heights
” We want to nurture our own for the future and like I told you his leadership quality as never been in doubt and that his the first element, not even his education,” he concluded.
Joseph Yobo represented Nigeria in 6 African Cup of Nations, and 3 World cup finals during his playing career.
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