Former Super Eagles defender, Taribo West who mentored Joseph Yobo when he joined Super Eagles forsees the latter as a sports minister. “You have crossed the limit. I see Yobo as a sports minister in future or even governor.” He made this statement today during the Yobo Testimonial press conference held at the Eko Hotel and Suites Lagos today. The event had the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike in attendance. Roll Call of sports heavyweights at the event include Kanu Nwankwo, Jay Jay Okocha, Christian Chukwu, Fanny Amun, Amodu Shuaibu, Austin Eguavon, Ifeanyi Udeze , Peter Rufai etc. The testimonial match will take place on May 27 at the Adokiye Amiesiamaka stadium, Port harcourt.
“In 2002, I was just a schoolboy. When you see the likes of Okocha , kanu and Taribo, who are you to speak? The man of the moment said. Yobo also revealed his testimonial will be graced by former Manchester United manager, David Moyes.
Below are some of the comments made by guests at the event
Kanu Nwankwo: Not everyone can pull people like this to one room. Shows how much Yobo has done and respect he commands. Below are some of the comments made by guests at the event
Fanny Amun: I told Yobo in 2002 before the World Cup that I see him as captain of the Super Eagles
Amodu: Because of club schedule, Yobo flew to one game in a chartered flight and never asked for refund
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