The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has appointed former Super Eagles’ defender and captain Joseph Yobo as assistant coach of the team.
The spokesperson for the football house, Ademola Olajire, made this known on Wednesday through a press statement.
Yobo, who led the national football team to the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) title before retiring from international football, will replace former assistant coach, Imama Amapakabo.
Yobo played a total of 100 matches for Nigeria at senior level, won his first cap in 2001 and went on to play three FIFA World Cup finals in 2002, 2010 and 2014.
He made sterling appearances for Olympique Marseille, Fenerbahce and Everton during his club days, and was a member of the Nigerian squads at AFCON 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2013.
Yobo will now work with head coach Gernot Rohr as the Super Eagles are getting set to begin their qualifying campaign for the 2022 FIFA World Cup and also continue their race for a spot in the 2021 Cup of Nations in Cameroon.