FIFA Writes Nigeria, Congratulates Yobo Ahead Of His Testimonial

World Football’s governing body, FIFA has written a letter to Nigeria’s Football federation president, Amaju Pinnick, congratulating former Super Eagles captain Joseph Yobo ahead of his testimonial this weekend.

Yobo is expected to have a cast of stars at his testimonial including John Terry, David Moyes and Samuel Etoo
Yobo is expected to have a cast of stars at his testimonial including John Terry, David Moyes and Samuel Etoo

Joseph Yobo, played in almost every age grade tournament for Nigeria making 101 appearances and scoring 7 goals in the process.His effort hasn’t gone unrecognised by FIFA as he has been congratulated by its president, Gianni Infantino as confirmed by the NFF

‘Football’s world governing body, FIFA, has congratulated former Nigeria captain Joseph Yobo for his service to the beautiful game, ahead of Yobo’s testimonial game coming up on Friday, 27th May 2016 in Port Harcourt.Reacting to a letter from the NFF informing the world body about the coming event, FIFA, in a letter personally signed by President Gianni Infantino and addressed to NFF President Amaju Pinnick, wrote: “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.”

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‘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.Joseph 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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