By Kennedy Pwaspo.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has appointed former Super Eagles’ captain, Joseph Yobo as the new assistant coach of the team.
The appointment of the ex-Everton defender was announced on Wednesday by the NFF’s spokesperson, Ademola Olajire.
Yobo, who played a total of 100 matches for Nigeria at the senior level replaces Imama Amapakabo in the Super Eagles’ technical crew.
Having featured in three FIFA World Cup finals in 2002, 2010 and 2014, the Rivers-born ex-international also appeared in six Africa Cup of Nations finals in 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2013.
The 40-year-old enjoyed a good stint in Europe, donning the colours of Olympique Marseille in the French top flight, Fenerbahce in Turkey and Everton FC in the English Premiership.
He also played for Standard Liege in Belgium, Tenerife in Spain and Norwich City in England.