Football’s world governing body FIFA have congratulated former Nigeria captain Joseph Yobo for his service to the game ahead of Yobo’s testimonial game coming up on Friday in Port Harcourt.
Reacting to a letter from the NFF informing the world body about the coming event, FIFA, in a letter personally signed by President Gianni Infantino and addressed to NFF President Amaju Pinnick, wrote: “Many thanks for your letter dated 17 May 2016 and informing us of the testimonial match in honour of former international player and Nigeria Captain Joseph Yobo.
“On this occasion, allow me to congratulate and send my best wishes to Joseph Yobo for his future activities.”
The Nigeria Football Federation has released Super Eagles’ skipper Mikel Obi and his assistant Ahmed Musa to honour Yobo in Friday’s testimonial game, leaving them out of the international friendly with Mali in France on the same day.
Yobo’s testimonial game, slated for the Adokiye Amiesiamaka Stadium on Friday, will feature a Team Joseph Yobo (comprising of Super Eagles’ players of Yobo’s generation) and a Rest of The World squad which will include the likes of John Terry and Samuel Eto’o.