Super Eagles skipper, Mikel Obi, and his assistant, Ahmed Musa, are excited to be part of the Joseph Yobo Testimonial billed to take place at the Adokiye Amesiemeka Stadium in Port Harcourt on May 27.
The two prominent players were last week released by the Nigeria Football Federation to honour the event since the Super Eagles also have back-to-back friendly matches against Mexico and Luxemburg at about the same time. Event coordinator, Waidi Akanni, confirmed on Monday that Mikel and Musa were happy to be in the picture for the testimonial.
“Mikel spoke with Yobo about his expectation to meet other top players from other parts of the world in Port Harcourt. Musa is also excited because he believes it is a global event,” Akanni said.
Meanwhile, Vincent Enyeama and Emmanuel Emenike had arrived Nigeria for the testimonial.
The two players who were both at the World Cup in Brazil for Nigeria arrived the country at the weekend after a long season and they were ready for the testimonial match, which would be played in honour of Yobo.
Both Enyeama and Yobo are close friends with the former Super Eagles captain. Yobo forged good relationship when they both played for the Super Eagles, with the former Everton defender playing Enyeama’s best man at his wedding in 2006.
Top players from various parts of Europe especially the EPL will be in Port Harcourt for the match. The list of those who have confirmed for the testimonial include Samuel Eto’o Didier Drogba, John Terry, Thierry Henry and Wayne Rooney,
the Ayew Brothers: Dede and Jordan, Sulley Muntari, Djibrin Cisse and Tresor Lualua amongst others.
He featured at three FIFA World Cups and six AFCON tournaments, leading Nigeria to victory in his last outing in South Africa.
Some of the corporate bodies who have indicated their support for the Joseph Yobo Centenary Game include, Sifax Group, NICON Insurance and Beko Electronics Ltd.
Source : SunOnline