By Sab Osuji: FIFA/CAF Match Commissioner and chairman of Akwa United Management Committee, Paul Bassey has revealed exclusively to Completesportsnigeria.com that the club would be delighted to welcome Joseph Yobo into their warm fold.
Yobo, a former captain of the Super Eagles is expected back in the domestic league in the capacity of Elite Player after signing agreement with the League Management Committee, LMC.
The arrangement to bring the former Everton of England defender back into the NPFL followed a previous similar deal with Sani Kaita which saw him feature for Enyimba and FC Ifeanyiubah after his illustrious career in Europe.
LMC had revealed then that Yobo who remains Nigeria's most capped international with 101 appearances for the Super Eagles officially called time on his international career with a Testimonial Match in Port Harcourt last May.
Although he was expected to play in the last 12 matches of the season, Yobo is yet to be assigned a club with only eight matches remaining in the fixture.
Bassey, a veteran journalist says it would be an honour for them if Yobo opts to play for the Federation Cup holders who pride themselves as Promise Keepers.
"We would love to have Yobo play for us", starts Bassey passionately whencompletesportsnigeria.com
"It would be a thing of honour for him to play for Akwa United.
"It is his choice to make. There were four clubs he listed earlier, Akwa United, FC Ifeanyiubah, Wikki Tourists and Kano Pillars.
"For now, LMC have not tied up everything. We expected that last week.
"The only thing is that for us at Akwa United, we would like him play for us " Bassey said.