Former Super Eagles skipper Joseph Yobo is believed to be considering a sensational move to one of the top clubs in South Africa in January.
Yobo, 34, is a free agent after he was released by Turkish champions Fenerbache and a top source has now informed AfricanFootball.com the highly experienced central defender is favourably disposed to rounding up a career that has spanned over 17 years and taken him to England, France, Belgium and Turkey.
The defender, who won a record 100th cap for Nigeria at the World Cup in Brazil earlier this year, is so serious about a move to South Africa that he is already discussing buying a house in that country.
“Yobo fell in love with South Africa after leading Nigeria to both the 2010 World Cup and 2013 AFCON there. He even now wants to buy a house there and has already begun discussions in this regard,” the source informed.
“He has not played again since the World Cup in Brazil in the summer, but he still believes he still has something to offer in the game.
“His likely destination will be one of the top three clubs in South Africa.”
Yobo, who is one of only seven players to play every minute of every game in the EPL for Everton in the 2006/07 season, is presently in Nigeria.