Lagos - FIFA president Gianni Infantino has congratulated former Super Eagles captain Joseph Yobo ahead of the testimonial game scheduled for Friday May 27 in Port Harcourt.
According to Sportdaylive, Yobo’s testimonial game, slated for the Adokiye Amiesiamaka Stadium on Friday, will feature a Team Joseph Yobo (comprising of Super Eagles players of Yobo’s generation) and a Rest of The World squad.
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Responding to a letter from Nigeria, Infantino writes that “Many thanks for your letter dated 17 May 2016 and informing us of the testimonial match in honour of former international player and Nigeria Captain Joseph Yobo.
“On this occasion, allow me to congratulate and send my best wishes to Joseph Yobo for his future activities.”
News24 had reported that the Nigeria Football Federation has released Super Eagles skipper John Mikel Obi and his assistant, Ahmed Musa to honour Yobo in Friday’s testimonial game, leaving them out of the international friendly with Mali in France on the same day.For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page.