Merseyside - Joseph Yobo was a guest of honour as his former club Everton took on Bournemouth in a Barclays Premier League game on Saturday.
The former Nigeria captain was presented to the fans at half time and received a stadium wide ovation from all present.
"It was a humbling and emotional moment for me," Said Yobo, who spent a decade at the Premier League club, which he joined from French side Olympic Marseille.
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Everton have endured a torrid season, with fans booing the team and calling for manager Roberto Martinez to be fired. But they still took a time out to give a former servant a welcome worth remembering.
The visit to Everton was part of Yobo's preparation for his testimonial game in Port Harcourt on May 27.For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page.