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Infantino Salutes Yobo On Testimonial Game

Posted: May 23, 2016 at 3:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Gianni Infantino, the president of FIFA, has congratulated Joseph Yobo, former Nigerian captain, on his testimonial slated for Friday May 27, in Port Harcourt.

FIFA, in a letter personally signed by Infantino and addressed to NFF president, 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.”

Meanwhile, the Nigeria Football Federation has released John Mikel Obi, Super Eagles skipper, 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.

Yobo’s testimonial game, slated for the Adokiye Amiesiamaka Stadium, will feature a Team Joseph Yobo (comprising of Super Eagles’ players of Yobo’s generation) and a Rest of The World squad.