FORMER Nigeria defender
Joseph Yobo has been conferred
with a chieftaincy title in
Ogoniland.
The honour was bestowed on
his a day after he was given a
grand exit from professional
football by a stellar collection
of football stars like Samuel
Eto’o,Austin Okocha, Sulley
Muntari, Stephen Appiah,
Lomana Lualua and Laryea
Kingston during his testimonial
in Port Harcourt on Friday.
Yobo was conferred with
the title of Mene Aborlo 1
of Ogoniland by King GNK
Gininwa, with his wife Adaeze
given the Waamene Aborlo 1 of
Ogoni land.
“Honored to be conferred
the title Mene Aborlo 1 of
Ogoniland by my King, HRH
GNK Gininwa and people
#chiefyobo,” he tweeted.
The former Nigeria
international defender
made his Super Eagles
debut against Zambia
in a 2002 Africa Cup
of Nations qualifier
on 24 March, 2001 in
Chingola, Zambia.
He went on to amass
101 international caps,
scoring seven goals in
a career that spanned
13 years where he
featured at three Fifa
World Cups and six
Afcon tournaments,
leading Nigeria to
victory in his last
outing in South
Africa.
At club level,
he turned out for
Standard Liège,
Marseille, Everton,
Fenerbahce and
Norwich City between
1998 and 2014.


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