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Terry, Drogba Others In For Yobo Thursday

Posted: May 20, 2016 at 3:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Former England captain,  John Terry, Didier Drogba and Samuel Eto’o will arrive Nigeria on Thursday May 26, for the Joseph Yobo testimonial match scheduled for the Adokiye Amesiemaka Stadium in Port Harcourt.
The international football stars, alongside former Everton and Manchester United manager, David Moyes, are expected in the Garden City in honour of Yobo, who had 100 caps for Nigeria and played for clubs like Everton, Standard Liege and Olympique Marseille.
The testimonial match is scheduled for Friday 27, with several other important personalities expected to grace the occasion.
Also expected to feature in the testimonial are former and present Nigeria internationals like Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha, Ahmed Musa, Emmanuel Emenike and John Obi Mikel.
Yobo represented Nigeria at six Africa Cup of Nations finals, as well as three World Cup finals and captained the team for almost five years.
Retired internationals Emmanuel Emenike and Vincent Enyeama are also expected to be part of the testimonials.
Enyeama retired during the tumultuous reign of Sunday Oliseh as national team coach while Emenike followed suit later failing to rediscover his scoring form for the national team.
Event coordinator, Waidi Akanni said: “We have a confirmation to that effect and there are many other goodies lined up for fans because Yobo is so passionate about this project.
“Emmanuel is coming. He spoke with me personally and I am so elated with the love shownby my colleagues.”
Premier League and football legends billed for the testimonial match include: Samuel Eto’o, Didier Drogba, John Terry, Thierry Henry and Wayne Rooney, the Ayew Brothers: Dede and Jordan, Sulley Muntari, Djibrin Cisse and Tresor Lualua.
Yobo featured at three FIFA World Cups and six AFCON tournaments, captaining and winning the 2013 AFCON tournament.
The former Everton man retired after the 2014 World Cup where he led Nigeria to a round of 16 place.