Joseph Yobo: Retiring From Football To Become A Chief

Former Super Eagles defender Joseph Yobo is now a titled Chief, as he has been conferred with chieftaincy title in Ogoniland in South-South Nigeria.

The former Everton player was conferred with the title of Mene Aborlo 1 of Ogoniland by King GNK Gininwa, while his beautiful wife Adaeze given the Waamene Aborlo 1 of Ogoni land.

The event took place a day after he was given a grand exit from professional football by a collection of active and retired football stars like Samuel Eto’o,Austin Okocha, Mutiu Adepoju, Vincent Enyeama, Sulley Muntari, Stephen Appiah, Lomana Lualua and Laryea Kingston during his testimonial in Port Harcourt.

Also present during his testimonial match was his former manager at Everton David Moyes.

Yobo made his debut for the national side on March 24, 2001 in a 2002 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Zambia in Chingola Zambia.

He became Nigeria’s first player to reach 101 international caps, scoring seven goals in a career that spanned 13 years where he featured in three Fifa World Cups and six Afcon tournaments, leading Nigeria to victory in his last outing in South Africa 2013.

At club level, he turned out for Standard Liège, Marseille, Everton, Fenerbahce and Norwich City between 1998 and 2014.

 

 

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