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NFF appoints Yobo as assistant coach

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Joseph Yobo will replace Imama Akpakabo as the assistant coach of the Super Eagles

The Nigeria Football Federation has confirmed the Super Eagles joint most-capped player as the assistant coach of the male senior team.

Yobo, a former youth international represented Nigeria at the FIFA World at the 1999 FIFA U-20 World Cup that was hosted in Nigeria, before making his senior debut two years later against Zambia in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match away to Zambia in Chingola in April 2001.

The defender also played in six Africa Cup of Nations finals in 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2013 – the latter in which he led Nigeria to win her third AFCON title.

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Announcing the appointment of the former Everton player, who played at three FIFA World Cup finals, NFF said Yobo would replace erstwhile assistant coach Imama Amapakabo

A statement on the NFF official website read, “The Nigeria Football Federation has appointed former Super Eagles’ defender and captain Joseph Yobo as assistant coach of the team.

“He replaces Imama Amapakabo in the three-time African champions’ technical crew.”

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Yobo played 101 games (making him joint most-capped player alongside Vincent Enyeama) for Nigeria before he quit international football in 2014.

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