Joseph Yobo honoured on Everton return

Joseph Yobo honoured on Everton return
Yobo in his Everton days

by Staff Reporter

Sunday May 01, 2016. 19:21

Former Nigeria skipper Joseph Yobo was a guest of honour as his former club Everton took on Bournemouth in a Barclays Premier League game on Saturday.

Yobo was presented to the fans at half time and received a stadium-wide ovation from all present.

"It was a humbling and emotional moment for me," said Yobo, who spent a decade at the Premier League club, who he joined from French side Olympique Marseille.

Everton have endured a torrid season, with fans booing the team and calling for manager Roberto Martinez to be fired. But they still took a time out to give a former servant a welcome worth remembering.

The visit to Everton was part of Yobo's preparation for his testimonial game in Port Harcourt on May 27.

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