Ex Nigeria international, Joseph Yobo has reportedly dumped football for politics. I’m taking this news with a pinch of salt. Albeit the former Super Eagles Captain and Nigerian football legend, Kanu Nwankwo have been visible members of President Goodluck Jonathan’s campaign team, that really doesn’t mean the latter has called it quits with the round leather game. And again, he could be seeking for a political post.

But sources close to the former Everton player disclosed that he is really through with soccer and infact he rejected contracts from Asia and America to concentrate on his support for the President.

“I can tell you that Yobo is no longer interested in playing football or anything related to the game now. Yobo is more interested  in paving the way for his political ambitions and from the way he is going, it is not a mirage.

“A couple of weeks ago, he turned down contracts from Asia and America to concentrate on his support for President Jonathan. Yobo is not stopping at just support alone, he is determined to take it beyond 2015.” The source added.