Wednesday Feb 19, 2020. 12:00
New Nigeria national team assistant coach Joseph Yobo has said that he wants to bring his experience to his new role with the Super Eagles, and help them have a tighter defence.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) last week confirmed the appointment of Yobo as manager Gernot Rohr’s new assistant, with the 39-year-old former Everton player replacing Imama Amapakabo.
Yobo made 101 appearances for the Super Eagles in his playing career and captained the team to glory at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.
“I want to add my quota to the development of the team,” Yobo said on Brilla FM, as quoted by Goal.
“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’s first tasted of his new role with the Super Eagles will come in March when they face back-to-back matches against Sierra Leone in the 2021 AFCON qualifiers.