Football Stars, Fans And Politicians Troop Out In Support Of Yobo (PHOTOS)

Former Super Eagles captain Joseph Yobo scored twice on his testimonial game on Friday in Port Harcourt but it was another ex-Eagles captain Austin Okocha that wowed the fans  with his bag of tricks and exquisite passes. Team Nigeria beat Team World 5-4 in the encounter in which popular actor Osita Iheme, who is popularly called Pawpaw hit the back of the net.

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike took the ceremonial  kick-off at the Adokiye Amiesiamaka stadium but he earned an  ovation when  he hit the bar from the penalty spot  as  Nigeria  keeper Vincent Enyeama stood motionless.

Team Super Eagles parading  Enyeama, Danny Shittu,  Ifeanyi Udeze, Godfrey Oboabona, Ahmed Musa, Emmanuel  Emenike, Chukwu Ndukwe and Joel Obi, took the lead  after five  minutes  through Emenike.

Cameroonian legend Samuel Eto’o then set up Team World’s  equaliser, Ghanaian Sulley Muntari converting the  ex-Barcelona star’s pass inside the box.  Thereafter, it was an Okocha show of skills and ball  juggling artistry. The ex-PSG man had a field day selling  dummies here and there with his flick-ons, back heels,  precise passes and more to the admiration of  the  fans.

Joel Obi volleyed in Ambrose’s cross to make it 2-1 but  Eto’o waltzed past Oboabona and Shittu before rounding off  Enyeama to make the  score 2-2.

Fans were stupefied as Enyeama pursued Eto’o around the pitch. The Lille man caught him and then celebrated the goal  with him.    Emenike replied  immediately using a series of leg-overs to  dash past Dele Ayenugba in goal for Team World and put his  side ahead 3-2.

Okocha then set up Musa on the left wing and the CSKA Moscow man passed to Emenike to shoot home.

Eto’o then held Okocha, calling on officials to substitute  the ex-Bolton midfielder but the fans rejected his appeals.

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Okocha returned and continued his dazzling displays.

Captain Yobo reduced the score stroking home Eto’o’s pass  inside the box.

After the break, Yobo captained the Eagles and should have  scored but his penalty was saved by Ayenugba. Osita Iheme, reduced the tally for Team World but it was too little too late as Yobo ended his final game a winner.

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