The Garden City of Port Harcourt will stand still this evening as former Eagles Skipper, Joseph Yobo, stages a testimonial match in celebration of his retirement and centenary appearance for the national team.
The Joseph Yobo Foundation are organising the event in conjunction with the Rivers State Government to honour the player who had a record 101 caps for the Super Eagles. Coordinator of the event, Waidi Akanni, said yesterday that all was set for the testimonial match.
“About 10 players from various parts are already in town. Tressor Lua Lua, the Ayew Brothers: Dede and Jordan, Sulley Muntari, are some of the players already in town. David Moyes and John Terry will arrive Abuja today en-route Port Harcourt. We are set for this big event,” Akanni said.
Other top players from various parts of Europe who will be in Port Harcourt for the match inlcude Samuel Eto’o, Didier Drogba, John Terry, Thierry Henry and Wayne Rooney.
Mikel Obi, Ahmed Musa, Vincent Enyeama, Samson Siasia, Nwanko Kanu and Emmanuel Emenike are some of the Nigerian players (past and present) expected to feature in the match.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, is expected to kick off the encounter with a penalty match against Enyeama at the Adokiye Amesimaka Stadium,
Yobo featured at three FIFA World Cups and six AFCON tournaments, leading Nigeria to victory in his last outing in South Africa.