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Yobo Replaces Amapakabo As Super Eagles Assistant Coach

By Sampson Adedeji

The Nigeria Football Federation ( NFF) has appointed former Super Eagles defender and Captain Joseph Yobo as the assistant coach of Nigeria’s Super Eagles.

The football body made the announcement on Wednesday afternoon after former assistant coach Imama Amapakabo was relieved of his duties, BSN Reports.

Yobo, 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 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 senior level.

Though the position of the team Head Coach Gernot Rohr is yet to be clarified.


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