Wednesday May 11, 2016. 09:41
Africa’s most decorated football star Samuel Eto’o will be honoured at the Joseph Yobo testimonial on May 27 in Port Harcourt, organisers have disclosed.
After an illustrious career with top clubs like Real Madrid, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Chelsea, Everton, Eto’o currently plays for Turkish club Antalyaspor.
He won the African Player of the Year award a record four times - in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2010. He was third in the FIFA World Player of the Year award in 2005.
Eto'o scored over 100 goals in five seasons with Barcelona, and is also the record holder in number of appearances by an African player in La Liga.
Yobo, who met with Eto’o at his Turkish club at the weekend, confirmed that Eto’o along with outgoing Chelsea captain, John Terry, will be honoured for their contributions to the game.
“Joseph Yobo met with Samuel Eto’o over the weekend in Europe and the Cameroonian reconfirmed he is coming to Port Harcourt to be part of Yobo’s testimonial as well as personally receive the award planned for him,” observed the co-ordinator of the Yobo Centenary Game, Waidi Akanni.