Thursday May 12, 2016. 21:28
Nigeria skipper Mikel Obi and Ahmed Musa will not feature in the forthcoming Eagles friendlies against Mali and Luxembourg after they were excused by the NFF to attend Joseph Yobo’s testimonial.
The NFF leadership has decided that Mikel (Obi) and (Ahmed) Musa should be excused from the two friendly matches in Europe so that they can honour Joseph Yobo, who is having his testimonial game on the same Friday, 27th
May that Nigeria are playing against Mali in Rouen, France.
“The two players have been communicated accordingly,” NFF general secretary, Mohammed Sanusi, confirmed.
Yobo’s testimonial has invited several players from outside the country as well as Super Eagles’ players of his generation.
Joseph Yobo represented Nigeria at both U-20 and senior levels, captaining the Super Eagles at the 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups and featuring in six Africa Cup of Nations finals.
He won a century of caps for the senior team, with his last match being the FIFA World Cup Round of 16 defeat by France in Brasilia in 2014.