Former Super Eagles captain, Joseph Yobo has formally assumed office after his appointment as the Super Eagles’ Assistant Coach by the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF.
Yobo’s appointment came following the indefinite suspension of Salisu Yusuf. He will replace Imama Amapakabo in three-time African champions’ technical crew.
Yobo, who played for the Flying Eagles during the FIFA World Youth Championship in 1999, won his first cap for the senior team in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match away to Zambia in April 2001.
He represented Nigeria in three FIFA World Cup finals in 2002, 2010 and 2014.
The former Everton defender also played in six Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2013.
He led the Eagles to their third continental title in South Africa in his final tournament for Nigeria, caping a total of 100 matches for the country at senior level.