Could it be his passion for the game? Could it be the money involved? Could it be his fitness? Questions have been raised right, left and centre regarding Joseph Yobo’s decision to come out of retirement barely one month after his ceremonious and well-attended retirement testimonial match which held at Port-Harcourt, Rivers state.
On Tuesday, June 21, Nigeria’s League Management Company announced through its official twitter handle on Tuesday that Yobo will play the last 12 games of the season. The tweet was “Joseph Yobo to play last 12 #NPFL games this season as League Ambassador signed on by the LMC”.
His return to the field of play again will definitely spice up the Nigerian League, and it is worthy of note that presently, one of these four clubs in the league- Akwa Utd, FC Ifeanyi Ubah, Kano Pillars and Wikki Tourists – will be privileged to have the professional defender on her team.
The Philanthropist cum father of two won 100 caps for the Super Eagles before he retired from international football after the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
One can say, the passion Joseph Yobo has for the round-leather sport is far more than the money. What’s more, just weeks ago, May 31, 2016, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike appointed 35 years old Joseph Yobo as his Senior Special Assistant on Sports Development.
There are speculations that he may finally land in FC Ifeanyi Ubah for no other reason but his close friendship with Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah, the owner of FC Ifeanyi Ubah club.
– Seyifunmi Adebote for encomium.ng