Former Super Eagles’ defender and captain, Joseph Yobo as emerged the assistant coach of the Super Eagles.
He replaces Imama Amapakabo in the three-time African champions’ technical crew announced by the Nigerian Football Federation.
This was contained in a press statement signed by the spokesperson for the Federation, Ademola Olajire, on Wednesday.
Yobo, who played for Nigeria U20 boys – Flying Eagles – during the FIFA World Youth Championship (now known as FIFA U20 World Cup) in 1999, won his first cap for the senior team in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match away to Zambia in Chingola in April 2001, and played in three FIFA World Cup finals in 2002, 2010 and 2014.
The attack-minded defender also played in six Africa Cup of Nations finals in 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2013, capping it with leading the Super Eagles to their third continental title in South Africa in 2013.
He played a total of 100 matches for Nigeria at the senior level.