Nigeria's Yobo Pleased With Star-Studded Turnout For Testimonial
Former Nigeria captain Joseph Yobo has expressed happiness in securing the services of major international players to take part in his testimonial on 27 May in Port Harcourt.
Chelsea captain John Terry, former Barcelona superstar Samuel Eto'o and Nigerian pair, Victor Moses and Emmanuel Emenike, are some of the big names who will honour the ex-Super Eagles skipper.
Yobo, 35, has been in Europe visiting and speaking to players expected at the game and is happy at the overwhelming response, the organisers of the testimonial have said.
"It has been amazing. Almost everybody wants to come and play," Yobo said. "My only regret is that I can't invite everybody."
At Everton where he spent nearly a decade of his playing career, Yobo was warmly received by the entire club and presented to a stadium-wide ovation by the fans at half time of their Premier League game against Bournemouth.
"That was an emotional moment for me. And I would like to thank Evertonians for the love," he added.
The Testimonial, on May 27, will be hosted by the Rivers State government at the new Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium