The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has
appointed former Super Eagles defender and
captain Joseph Yobo as assistant coach of the
The former Everton defender will replace
Imama Amapakabo in the technical crew of thesenior men’s national team.
He played for the Nigeria U-20 team, the Flying Eagles – during the FIFA World Youth
Championship (now known as FIFA U20 World Cup) in 1999.
He also played in six Africa Cup of Nations
finals in 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010 and
2013, capping it with leading the Super Eagles to their third continental title in South Africa in 2013. He played a total of 100 matches for Nigeria at senior level.