Joseph Yobo Outlines His Goals For The Super Eagles
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Joseph Yobo Outlines His Goals For The Super Eagles

Felix Egbomuche

Felix Egbomuche

New Super Eagles assistant coach, Joseph Yobo, has set some targets on the things he hopes to achieve as a member of the coaching crew.

The 39-year-old, in a surprise announcement last week, was appointed as the new assistant to Gernot Rohr, replacing Imama Amakapabo in the technical crew.

Now, the former defender has revealed that he wants to use his experience as a former player and captain of the Super Eagles to help the team, especially defensively.

“I want to add my quota to the development of the team,” the ex-Everton man said on Brilla FM.

“As a former player and captain, I will like to bring my defensive capabilities into the team and I believe it will be a massive improvement to the backline.

“I also want to learn from the coach [Rohr] because he has done well since taking over the team and it will be an honour to learn under him whilst I also pursue my UEFA/CAF badges.”

Yobo is Nigeria's joint most-capped player with 101 appearances. He was captain of the Super Eagles when the West Africans won their third Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) title in 2013.

He featured in three World Cups and six AFCON tournaments before retiring in 2013.

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