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FIFA President Infantino unveils Joseph Yobo as Ambassador of Nigerian Professional Football League

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Nigeria’s former captain, Joseph Yobo has been unveiled as the ambassador of the Nigerian Football League by the President of the World’s football governing body, FIFA, Mr. Gianni Infantino who is on a two-working days visit to Nigeria in Abuja on Monday.

Joseph Yobo who announced to his fans via his Twitter handle, said, “Honored to be unveiled @LMCNPFL Ambassador by @FIFA President Gianni Infantino. We must develop our Local League.”

The League Management Company is tapping the experience and networks of the former Super Eagles and Everton FC Skipper to promote the local league and make it more attractive.

Capped 101 times, Yobo represented the Super Eagles at three FIFA World Cups and six Africa Cup of Nations tournaments (leading the team to win the 2013 edition of the tournament in South Africa), before announcing his retirement after the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

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  1. Christian

    July 26, 2016 at 8:06 pm


  2. Santos

    July 26, 2016 at 10:46 pm

    Its a positive development both to Nigerian Professional Football League and Joseph Yobo.
    All we want from him is to help in the quest of taking Nigerian football to a greater height.

  3. Umar m Yusuf

    July 28, 2016 at 11:36 am


  4. Oluma daniel

    July 28, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    Dis wan dem go buy their messi and ronaldo come our local league abi

  5. Adebowale habib

    July 28, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    great achievement,nigeria will improve,let promote our product

  6. nuhu

    July 28, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    nice one yobo

    • nuhu thomas ngawa bazza

      July 28, 2016 at 7:24 pm

      weldone boyyyyy

  7. bala

    July 29, 2016 at 3:51 pm

    yobo god bless u too

  8. Auwal

    July 30, 2016 at 9:44 am

    nice boyss

  9. Ibrahim

    July 31, 2016 at 1:24 am

    A big bros

  10. Oto-abasi Ibanga Iyah

    July 31, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    I’m so ecstatic to see the impact of the FIFA’s president,Mr Gianni Infantino believing and supporting African football. He deserved good entertaining welcome in Nigeria. Football development should be across the length and breath of the world. Indeed, African football fans are beginning to feel his sportsmanship in African continent and the world. Approving former super eagle’s captain, Joseph Yobo to be the football ambassador of Nigerian premier league show how serious and prudent FIFA’s president account for grassroots development of football in Nigeria.
    Football fans are ready to support him to pivot the task of football development in the world. Even as we are looking forward to see and feel great enthusiastic impacts in the upcoming world cup in Russia.

  11. hope chinenye

    August 3, 2017 at 4:50 am

    O yes, am happy for you yobo, your best is what we pray for, welcome

  12. Akintoye Abbey Abiodun

    October 18, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    He deserves it

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