By Adeboye Amosu:
Former Super Eagles captain, Joseph Yobo, recently turned down a move to a Chinese side, Completesportsnigeria.com can report.
Completesportsnigeria.com scooped from a reliable source close to the former Everton defender that an unnamed Chinese side were keen on signing the now retired centre-back on a year deal, but he turned down the offer due to the long distance between Nigeria and the Asian country.
"A top club in China were keen on signing Joe (Yobo) recently, but he turned down the offer because of distance," the source informed Completesportsnigeria.com.
"The offer was a lucrative one and it was just for a year.
"He was not particularly keen on making the long journey from Nigeria to China and that was the main reason he turned down the offer."
Yobo who was capped 100 times by Nigeria had stints with clubs in Belgium, Spain, France, England and Turkey.
He last featured for Norwich City in the English Premier League.
A testimonial game in his honour, put together by the Joseph Yobo Foundation and Rivers State Government, will hold in Port Harcourt in May.