The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has appointed former Super Eagles captain Joseph Yobo as assistant coach of the team.
The 39-year-old will replace Imama Amapakabo in the technical crew of the senior men’s national team.
The former defender, who played for the 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 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.
Joseph Yobo played his professional football in five countries, including sterling appearances for Olympique Marseille in the French top flight, Fenerbahce in Turkey and Everton FC in the English Premiership, J
He also played club football in Belgium with Standard Liege, Tenerife in Spain and Norwich City in England, having started his career with Michellin-Harcourt in Rivers State in 1996.