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Joseph Yobo

Joseph Phillip Yobo (born 6 September 1980 in Kono, Nigeria) is a Nigerian footballer who plays as a centre back for Everton.

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For me he's the Joseph Yobo of goalkeepers. Capable of being solid. But not a solid player.
d Eagles don't need 2 call Enyeama back, if they need goal keeper, let dem call Joseph Yobo back as their keeper
]Joseph Yobo's Wife, Adaeze Yobo finally shares lovely new photos of her daughter (Photos)
JOSEPH YOBO WELCOMES 3RD CHILD . Ex-Captain Super Eagles of Nigeria, Joseph Yobo is now a proud father of a...
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After all the hype, so, Former Super Eagles captain Joseph Yobo won't play in the this season.
Stephen Keshi's burial committee to include Eguavoen, Joseph Yobo, Ifeanyi Ubah and others
Stephen Keshi's burial committee initiated by Eguavoen, Joseph Yobo, Ifeanyi Ubah and others
Joseph Yobo, Ifeanyi Ubah, Eguavoen and others appointed as committee members for Stephen Keshi's burial
Eguavoen, Joseph Yobo, Ifeanyi Ubah and others put on Stephen Keshi's burial ...
Jay-Jay Okocha Magic Moments [Individual Highlights] Joseph Yobo Testimo... I smiled watching the whole of this 🙏🏻🙏🏻
On October 25, 2007, Joseph Yobo became the first African Captain of Everton F.C.
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Before somebody go come mention Joseph Yobo and Taribo West
Former Super Eagles captain Joseph Yobo has been appointed Senior Special Assistant on Sports Development to Rivers sta…
John Obi Mikel & Ahmed Musa, have been given Permission to miss Nigeria's friendlies vs Mali & Luxembourg,for Joseph Yobo's Te…
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John Terry and Samuel Eto'o will take part in former Everton defender Joseph Yobo's testimonial in Nigeria on M…
Emmanuel Emenike blasts NFF- 'It's disrespectful to fix a Super Eagles match same day with Joseph Yobo's testim...
Alex Song, on loan at West Ham, will take part in the testimonial of Joseph Yobo (ex-Everton) in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, on 27 May. [cs]
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Joseph Yobo testimonial set for May 25: The Former Nigeria captain has told media of plans to hold his send of...
David Moyes and Kolo Toure set for Joseph Yobo testimonial, stars gather: LAGOS -- Former Everton and Manchest...
Joseph Yobo to bring Rooney, Drogba, Eto, Moyes to Nigeria for testimonial match
In May, Nigeria legend and former captain, Joseph Yobo will be celebrated. Testimonial game to hold in Port Harcourt.
The ex beauty queen who is married to Nigerian footballer and Former Super Eagles captain, Joseph Yobo, shared a...
MiSs you brother and friend your memory is forever in our heads miss you joseph aka yobo.
Beautiful mother of two, Adaeze Yobo, wife of footballer, Joseph Yobo is one of the most fashionable celebrity wives
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Joseph Yobo's Wife Adaeze and Kids Step out in style
Joseph Yobo's wife Adaeze and kids step out in style (Photos)
Footballer Joseph Yobo shared a photo of his family
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"centre backs held back-to-back fancy dress parties and all of them came as Joseph Yobo"' great shout about man city from
..our next SE coach or F.A chairman shld be Joseph Yobo ...since all d ex-SE captain r now holding key position ...
One day it will be the turn of Joseph Yobo to Coach Super Eagles of Nigeria ,as all the past captain are becoming a coach ...
Joseph Yobo Joins Politics? Former Super Eagles captain Joseph Yobo is the new ambassador of the PDP
former captain of the Super Eagles, Joseph Yobo endorses Jonathan A former captain of the Super Eagles, Joseph Yob
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Dear Suarez, if you eventually play against the Super Eagles, I need you to help us bite Ahmed Musa and Joseph Yobo.
2014 World Cup Day 05 ]Reza Ghoochannejhad of Iran reacts with Joseph Yobo of Nigeria - Hi_story
Lille goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama will have a better record, in terms of age, than Joseph Yobo when he gets his 100th cap for Nigeria.
Former Super Eagles captain Joseph Yobo comes for Buhari in new article: In an article titled Mirror, Mirror o...
I even forsee us signin joseph yobo man is free
Be compared to Joseph Yobo, regular for the Nigerian National team check my last RT
2014 World Cup Day 19 ]Joseph Yobo of Nigeria scores an own goal - Hi_story
"Seems like Jigawa turned up for Buhari yesterday too." Are you dribbling back like Joseph Yobo?
Joseph Yobo with lesser achievements is campaigning for his idol
@ least some of us know where Joseph Ikpo Yobo is. I see him on billboards all over Abuja.
Joseph Yobo says he wants to be Nigeria coach. He's planning to get his badges. I think Shola Ameobi wants to be a coach too
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Joseph Yobo & Rabiu Afolabi were in that team too. Afolabi played for Nigeria in South Africa 2010 World Cup. Msg passed anyway.
Joseph yobo now follows GEJ to his campaign. I'm gobsmacked. 😫
Someone pls tell me. Is dat Joseph Yobo campaigning with President Jonathan?
Wait is Joseph Yobo part of GEJ campaign team ni?
"PLEASE WATCH our President in the Gym" Go & campaign you're here forming sportsman. Do you want to be president or Joseph Yobo?
If Joseph Yobo is saying Nigeria won the Nations Cup becos of GEJ, did they also failed to qualify for the next Nations Cup
Joseph Yobo and Goodluck Jonathan have something in common; Nigerians can't trust either with their Defence!
Now he's a coach! "President Jonathan is the reason we won AFCON 2013 – Joseph Yobo via
Fejiro Oliver wrote BUHARI, AN ILLITERATE? Just when I told one of the most stupid news to come out this year is Joseph Yobo endorsement of President Jonathan for another tenure, I realise that more are still to come. For once, Yobo is better than the guy who calls himself a Prof. I dont even want to call his name. How can a man call Buhari who attended some of the best Military schools in the world an illiterate. To all you morons, dont come here branding the "F.O, you are anti GEJ, you are APC here" before I will rain thunderstorm on you. The Prof who we are not sure of how many PhD students he has supervised speaks and the daft who have no brains of theirs help him to spread his foolish lies. I can bet $2500 that Buhari is more intelligent than the prof and President Jonathan put together. Buhari, who I do not wish to be my President was a 3 time GOC, a record achievement while President Jonathan was a Zoology lecturer for years but was NEVER Head of Department. Beat that. I think it is time we demand ...
Joseph Yobo has captained Nigeria's national team, the Super Eagles, 88 times since his debut in 2001.
Former Super Eagles captain Joseph Yobo is looking for a house in South Africa,Is he planing to end his playing career in South Africa?
Joseph Yobo’s Wife, Ada shares what they are saying in private
Joseph Yobo becomes the first Nigerian player to play 100 matches for his country today.
Abba lawan & Joseph yobo of Super Eagles gon be there to see Asubaba & Mr lowaist maleke perform! !!! Okokobioko no be small matter oo
Joseph Yobo is Nigeria's most capped Footballer with 100 caps.
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Joseph Yobo Joins PDP as he starts. Political Caree: Former Super Eagles captain Joseph Yobo is the...
At least we're not linked with Joseph bloody Yobo.
Joseph Yobo's wife Tattooed his name on her leg
What Arsenal fans want: Draxler, Khedira, Carvalho, Reus. What we will get: Joseph Yobo
he is not Atiba Hutchinson! He is Joseph Yobo!!! because Atiba didnt play EPL but Yobo played!
top player with a really, really bright future ! Joseph Yobo in the making 👍👍👍
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"Four signings . Vlaar Strootman Reus Alves I'd need one more CB . But I'll manage that"joseph yobo?
Joseph Yobo ??"Arsenal need a defender in January - Wenger
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With injuries mounting, Arsenal will make moves for defenders Diego Lugano and Joseph Yobo. Both available on free tra…
What a school boy defending from Omeruo n Oboabana.O Joseph Yobo where are you.
Yobo doubts large turnout ahead of Sudan clash - Ex international and former captain of the Super Eagles, Joseph Y...
2014 World Cup Day 10 ]Joseph Yobo of Nigeria and Tino Sven Susic of Bosnia compete for the ball - Hi_story
Amazing, Joseph yobo son's grows here to see the tooth
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Joseph randle got arrested for shoplifting... *** you in the nfl
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Adaeze Yobo, the wife of Joseph Yobo, the Nigerian Super Eagles Captain, has released a photo showing a
Photo: Adaeze Yobo Flaunts Tattoo with Husband’s Name: The ex-beauty queen and wife to footballer Joseph Yobo ...
Arsenal are exploring the free transfer market in a desperate attempt to ease their defensive problems. The Gunners’ lack of depth in defence was apparent on Tuesday night when Arsene Wenger was left with just three senior defenders for their 2-0 defeat by Borussia Dortmund. The club are looking for a central defender to provide cover for Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny. Clubs can still sign free agents despite the transfer window closing on September 1. Scouts have been asked to examine short- term options Diego Lugano and Joseph Yobo, who are both available and have been discussed at the club’s London Colney HQ. The pair have Premier League experience — Yobo for Everton and Norwich and Lugano with West Brom — which is key for the Gunners. Any moves, though, are a way from fruition with the club still considering their options. There was at least some good news for Wenger on Wednesday when scans on the right ankle of Jack Wilshere, injured in Germany, revealed no serious damage. Also, Mathi ...
Can this really be TRUE? Arsenal wants Joseph Yobo. Who are we to believe, the CLUB SCOUTS or Stephen Keshi that says Yobo is finished?
Mirror: Arsenal transfers: Joseph Yobo and Diego Lugano linked with shock moves to defender-hungry Gunners
Norwich have been linked with a transfer for free agent Joseph Yobo, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Carrow Road.
If it's your birthday, you share it with, Pat Nevin,Stephane Guivarc'h,Carlo Cudicini, Joseph Yobo,Stephen Kelly, Greg …
Ex England International of Nigerian heritage John Fashanu says Joseph Yobo should be given a Backroom role in the Super Eagles. Yes or No?
John Fashanu has called on the football governing body in Nigeria to give Joseph Yobo a backroom role.
Adaeze & Joseph Yobo Share Romantic Kiss | Photos: A day after Joseph Yobo was released from his Turkish Footb...
Fenerbahce drops Nigerian Defender, Joseph Yobo: “Turkish Super Lig club, Fenerbahce, announced yesterday Friday August 29th that they have released Nigeria defender Joseph Yobo. Fenerbahce announced on their official website that due to restriction in the number of foreign players, the club and Yobo had to part ways.Both parties mutually agreed to terminate their contract this week on the eve of ... The post Fenerbahce drops Nigerian Defender, Joseph Yobo appeared first on
Elderson Echiejile and Chinedu Obasi have been called up to the 23-man roster of the Nigerian men's national team for next month's 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Congo and South Africa. . But Victor Moses has been excused from the squad after he just joined Stoke City on a season-long loan from Chelsea.. AS Monaco defender Echiejile returns to the setup of the African champions for the first time since he missed the 2014 Fifa World Cup due to injury. Obasi and Nosa Igiebor also make a return to the Super Eagles after missing out on the Mundial. Lille OSC goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama is also included the 23-man team and will captain the Super Eagles in the absence of Joseph Yobo. The list released by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Tuesday also included defenders Kenneth Omeruo and Efe Ambrose, midfielders Ogenyi Onazi and John Obi Mikel and forwards Ahmed Musa and Emmanuel Emenike. Onazi, the midfield powerhouse who suffered a terrible injury in the round of 16 defeat by France, is n ...
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The new Stoke City forward will not play any part in the Super Eagles' double header against the Red Devils and Bafana Bafana next month African champions Nigeria have dropped Victor Moses from a list 23 players called up for next month’s 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches against Congo and South Africa. The bulk of the team that played at the World Cup where the Super Eagles reached the second round remains with the exception of Moses who had a widely publicized falling out with the technical crew during the tournament in Brazil. Former captain Joseph Yobo who announced his retirement at end of the tournament is also no longer involved. Also dropped are Peter Odemwingie, Shola Ameobi, Reuben Gabriel, Ejike Uzoenyi, Michael Uchebo and Babatunde Michael. In their place, the Nigeria Football Federation called up Omatsone Aluko (Hull City), Joel Obi (Inter), Nosa Igiebor (Macabi Tel Aviv), Nnamdi Oduamadi (Varese), Gbolahan Salami (Warri Wolves) and Christian Osaguona (Enugu Rangers). No place . ...
Welcome To Nollywood Gist: FAMILY TIME::Adaeze & Joseph Yobo go on vacation to Disney world (Photos) :
PHOTOS: See pics of Joseph Yobo & family having fun at Disney World. The Yobos were spotted with...
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“Vlaar has been immense. Best CB performance of the tournament so far for me.” Forgetting Joseph Yobo
nah Joseph yobo looks like king of bant 😂😂
"Joseph Yobo and Wife Adaeze goes on vacation | Photos
Super Eagles Defender, Joseph Yobo and wife go on vacation to Disney world (Photos)
Joseph Yobo's and his Wife,Adaeze go on vacation to Disney world (see Photos)
The dust of Nigeria's elimination from the 2014 World Cup is yet to settle but then the disappointment will still be felt for a long time to come. A game the whole nation pinned their hopes on,it is not surprising the dejection that attended the loss. Nigeria lost 2-0 to France but the result was not as straightforward as it looked on paper,in fact a lot of factors contributed largely to this outcome. The Super Eagles will have to wait for another time to be able to break the cycle of second round exits that has been with the team for a long time. The ripple effect of that loss has started falling like a pack of cards. First up was the spate of retirements and resignation coming out from the national team. Reports emerged after the game that Stephen Keshi has stepped down as coach and Joseph Yobo also confirmed that he is no longer playing for the Super Eagles. Maybe if Nigeria had defeated France,judgment day would have been postponed. These are some of the reasons why Nigeria lost the game. *Refereeing ...
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Stephen Keshi quit as nigeria boss and super Eagle defender, Joseph Yobo announces retirement
Punch Gallant Eagles out of World Cup July 1, 2014 by Pius Ayinor, Brasilia France’s Antoine Griezmann (right) with Nigeria’s Joseph Yobo (left) and goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama during their Brazil 2014 World Cup match in Brasilia…on Monday. France won 2-0 A79th minute Paul Pogba strike and an own goal in added time by captain Joseph Yobo in Brasilia on Monday sent the Super Eagles crashing out of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil in the Round of 16 stage of the tournament. The 2-0 defeat means Nigeria once again failed to reach the quarter-finals of the World Cup in five attempts, having reached the second round on two previous occasions — 1994 and 1998. But the African champions would have themselves to blame as they were in control for most parts of the game but failed to make possession count. France coach Didier Deschamps made six changes to the side that played Ecuador while Stephen Keshi brought on winger Victor Moses for the injured Michael Babatunde in his preferred 4-4-2 formation that had Osaz ...
Stephen Keshi is Out, Joseph Yobo Out after defeat to FRANCE Stephen Keshi has announced he is stepping down as Nigeria coach following the World Cup defeat to France, while defender Joseph Yobo has retired from international football. The 52-year-old, who took over in 2011, has been linked with the South Africa job. Read Gist:
Super Eagles World Cup exit: Nigerians attack Joseph Yobo and his wife
Oge Okafor: WHY WOULD KESHI BLAME OUR GOAL KEEPER? No blames on Yobo. No blames on Mikel. The coach admitted that the goalkeeper was to blame for the nation's World Cup exit and suggested that some Super Eagles players are not giving their all on the pitch Stephen Keshi believes that Vincent Enyeama cost Nigeria their World Cup progress with his blunder in their 2-0 last-16 defeat to France on Monday. The goalkeeper pulled off some super stops to keep Les Bleus at bay but made a fatal error with 11 minutes left on the clock, failing to clear a corner which allowed Paul Pogba to put Didier Deschamps' men into the lead. Joseph Yobo, on his 100th cap, endured the pain of scoring an own-goal in the last minute of the match as the Super Eagles failed in their goal to reach the World Cup quarter-finals for the first time in their history. Keshi openly admitted that Enyeama's error had handed the game to France while hinting that his players taking their eye off the ball is to blame for Nigeria's latest World C ...
We give God all the glory that the first half of the match (year) has come and gone and none of us sustained any serious injury like (Onazi) nor a red card during the match. As the second half resume today, may you never fire blanks or your goal been disalllowed like that of (Emenike). In time of trouble, baba God will be there to save you like (Vincent Enyeama). There shall be no (Joseph Yobo) in your life this month, rather you will score against your opponent not your own net. When you think all hope is gone, someone somewhere will be there to make a touchline clearance for you like (Victor Moses). You shall never experience defeat this month and beyond like France did to Nigeria, victory song shall be your portion. If you believe say a BIG AMEN! HAPPY NEW MONTH FOLKS.
Nigeria, Algeria Thrown Out of World Cup Africa suffered another nightmare as Nigeria crashed out of the World Cup and were emulated by Algeria ending hopes of the continent’s possible semi- final spot had both teams made the quarterfinal. Nigeria being the only one of two African countries in the round of 16 had held until the 79th minute when Juventus striker Paul Pogba benefitted from an uncharacteristic Vincent Enyeama error and headed Les Bleus ahead. Nigeria goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama went from hero to zero as his error helped France to a 2-0 World Cup last-16 triumph. Enyeama, who plies his trade with Lille in the French top flight, made sensational saves from Karim Benzema and Paul Pogba, but the latter capitalised when the keeper fluffed at a 79th-minute corner to book a quarter- final place. Joseph Yobo who was playing his 100th game for Nigeria conceded an own goal in stoppage time further compounding Nigeria’s misery. The African nation entered the match under the cloud of a dispute over b ...
Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi and the team captain Joseph Yobo have both quit the team after failing to qualify to the quarter-final stage of the 2014 World Cup, Vanguard reports.Speaking yesterday evening after the Eagles’ loss to France in the…
Two goals in the closing 10 minutes from Paul Pogba and a Joseph Yobo own goal - # WorldCup
Paul Pogba header and Joseph Yobo own goal put France into last eight at Nigeria’s expense
Joseph Yobo has called time on his international career after becoming the first Nigerian to reach 100 appearances for the national team.
UNBROKEN NEWS: The reason Nigeria lost their much anticipated second round match against France has now become apparent. Our undercover, investigative reporter of 65 years experience, who has been embedded with the team for six months can now authoritatively and exclusively reveal that Yobo Joseph wore a blue underwear otherwise called Dross in local parlance to the match. This he said was to spite Nigerians for calling him a tired leg. Recall that a renowned Prophet in the person of Sat Guru Maharaji had predicted a win for Nigeria if only the Super Eagles would avoid (1) sex before the match and (2) the color blue. The Prophet whose prophesies, though usually controversial, has a litany of prophesies that have come to pass e.g. Increase in house rents and fuel prices to mention but a few, also warned that defaulters will gave to trek home from Brazil. As at press time Joseph Yobo could not be reached for his comments on this treasonable act as all his numbers known to us are 'ringing user busy, user bus ...
→ → France 2-0 Nigeria: Paul Pogba header and Joseph Yobo own goal sends Les ... → France, who left South Africa in …
A Paul Pogba header in the 79th minute and a Joseph Yobo own goal gave France a 2-0 victory over Nigeria and earned the European side a berth in the Fifa World Cup quarterfinals Monday.
Yobo calls time on Nigeria career: Nigeria defender Joseph Yobo has announced his retirement following their F...
DAY 19: LATE RALLIES SEND THE AFRICANS PACKING France needed a howler from a Nigerian player to notch their first goal and it came from the unlikeliest of sources as goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama who had been Eagles best player since the start of the tourney flapped Valbuena's corner kick unto the path of Paul Pogba who just had to head the ball into an unguarded net. Enyeama had saved a Pogba half volley earlier in the first half and a couple other top draw saves before his mistake put the French in front. Joseph Yobo (winning his 101st cap for the Super Eagles) dinked another Valbuena (this man can be short.) low cross past his goalkeeper to give Les Blues who were otherwise unspectacular a 2:0 win. Emenike had a goal disallowed in the first half as well which Hawk Eye confirmed to be a right call from the lineman even though it was very close. In a nut shell, Nigeria is out. The only thing we are not sure of is where their plane will be received. Abuja or Lagos? *winks*. The last representative from Afric ...
Nigerians on social media have let all *** loose of Adaeze Yobo, wife of Super Eagles skipper Joseph Yobo, following the team's exit from the on-going World Cup in Brazil
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France marched into the World Cup quarterfinals after shading an absorbing contest against Nigeria in Brasilia. - Brewin: Pogba pounces on Enyeama error Les Bleus had been kept at bay by the African side for much of the match, and given a few scares of their own, before a spell of intense pressure led to Paul Pogba heading them into the lead on 79 minutes before Joseph Yobo's own goal only compounded the Super Eagles' misery. For much of the match, Nigeria keeper Vincent Enyeama -- who plays his club football in France for Lille -- had defied the French, but it was his unfortunate blunder that allowed Juventus star Pogba the chance. Until then, Enyeama had been heroic -- not least with a brilliant reaction save after Mathieu Valbuena had set Pogba for a powerfully-struck volley. With Enyeama in such form, Didier Deschamps' France side could not afford to be wasteful and Valbuena's promptings in midfield looked the best avenue for attack. It was the Marseille midfielder who conjured a neat lay- off into Ma ...
PARADOX - For every Victor Moses there is a Joseph Yobo
France are through to the quarter-finals to face either Algeria or Germany after a hard-fought win against the African champions. The deadlock was broken by Paul Pogba after a goalkeeping error by the otherwise-excellent Vincent Enyeama and a Joseph Yobo own goal finished things off in stoppage time at the end of the match.
OG.NR Football: France claimed a 2-0 win over Nigeria in Brasilia as they clinched a place in the 2014 World Cup quarterfinals today. Paul Pogba scored after 79 minutes for France who cranked up the pressure in the second half after they dominated play. It was then 2-0 after Nigeria’s Joseph Yobo scored an own goal which only confirmed the Super Eagles exit from another World Cup.
Below are the players expected to start the match against the Les Blues of France: Vincent Enyeama; Efe Ambrose, Joseph Yobo, Juwon Oshaniwa, Kenneth Omeruo; Ogenyi Onazi, John Mikel Obi; Ahmed Musa, Peter Odemwingie, Victor Moses and Emmanuel Emenike. France’s coach, Didier Deschamps has also announced a deadly squad against the Nigerian team. Below is the team list released moments ago: Lloris (c), Debuchy, Evra, Varane, Cabaye, Valbuena, Giroud, Benzema, Matuidi, Pogba and Koscielny
Stephen Keshi has restored Victor Moses to the line up as Joseph Yobo is set to make his century with the Super Eagles of Nigeria
Vincent Enyeama !! You beauty! Take a bow! The precision and eyes of an eagle this man has got! He is the best eagle amongst the Super ones. He is like a flying dragon. Congrats to Joseph Yobo on his 100th. Nigeria is indeed proud of this man! Oh, and not to forget Ahmed Musa's brilliant double attack! My team is out already but now I got a team to support. First African nation to enter knockouts! David vs Goliath is on!
I backed Joseph Yobo at 8 in Nigeria v Argentina to be booked
Joseph Yobo reminds me of a young T. West
Joseph Yobo is a typical Example of an African Footballer who didn't Falsify his Age.
10.13pmMeanwhile, Bosnia manager Safet Susic has made two changes to his team. Haris Medunjanin and Toni Sunjic both come into the back four and replace Sead Kolasinac and Ermin Bicakcic. There is plenty of quality in the side with Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic and Manchester City forward Edin Dzeko offering their main attacking threat. Vedad Ibisevic, who came on and scored against Argentina, starts on the bench again. 10.10pmNigeria have made three changes to the side that were held to a goalless draw against Iran in their opening mtach. Michael Babatunde, Peter Odemwingie and Joseph Yobo are the players that come into the starting XI, with Godfrey Oboabona, Ramon Azeez and Victor Moses all dropping out. 10.07pmBOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA STARTING XI: Begovic, Spahic, Besic, Misimovic, Mujdza, Sunjic, Lulic, Medunjanin, Hajrovic, Pjanic, Dzeko 10.06pmNIGERIA STARTING XI: Enyeama, Yobo, Ambrose, Musa, Emenike, Mikel, Oshaniwa, Onazi, Babatunde, Omeruo, Odemwingie 10.03pmA quick look at the Group F table shows Ar ...
When the Super Eagles step out against Bosnia-Herzegovina in a make or mar encounter which would determine their stay in the Brazil 2014 World Cup, they may not be united Sports Vanguard can reveal authoritatively that a deep-rooted animosity in the camp has finally torn the team into three camps with each camp commanding their own loyalists. On one side of the camp are players who are loyal to skipper Joseph Yobo and who want him to make a record appearance for the Eagles after hitting 98 caps, while the second group are loyalists to one of the assistant coaches of the team who has been described as very influential in the camp. This group consists of players he was said to have influenced their selection. They are alleged to be very bitter with Emmanuel Emenike who is the point-man of the Eagles. They alleged that Emenike has become swollen-headed, proud and arrogant and therefore have vowed to cut him to size by not giving him passes. This could be attributed to the colourless outing of Emenike who bef ...
Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi will hold his pre-match press conference late on Friday along with captain Joseph Yobo.
Checking out my dreamteam only to find out that Joseph Yobo has scored more points than Andres Iniesta, Gonzalo Higuain and Romelo Lukaku combined! This World Cup is mad!
National record: Joseph Yobo, Vincent Enyeama, Kanu and Okocha are the only Nigerian players to play in 3 World Cups.
good news for Nigerians in Diaspora I just spoke with coach Stephen Keshi and he told me that the match against Argentina wud be great cos jay jay, KANU, George Finidi, Sunday Oliseh, Samson Siasia wud be replacing the likes of Azeez, Joseph Yobo, Emmanuel Emineke, Shola Amoebi and Ahmed Musa. finally Keshi has heard us praise God
Backpass, June 17 Part 2 (Powered By MTN) Super Eagles skipper, Joseph Yobo has called for calm following last night's 0-0 draw against Iran. Yobo admitted that they found it hard to breakthrough the Iranians who were resolute defensively but promised that they will do better against Bosnia-Herzegovina on Saturday. In the same vein, assistant Super Eagles skipper, Vincent Enyeama has given some credit to Iran after last night's 0-0 draw, however, he noted that all hope is not lost as they will attempt to win on Saturday against Bosnia-Herzegovina. Elsewhere, dropped Super Eagles goalkeeper, Daniel Akpeyi has stated that the team would have done better if Osaze Odemwingie had started. Deliberation: Where did the Super Eagles get it wrong? How can they get it right against Bosnia?
Sun Wingless Eagles fail to beat Iran By Kunle Solaja, Live from Brazil on June 17, 2014 · COVER The Super Eagles failed to clip the wings of the senior national football team of Iran as both countries settled for a goalless draw in Curitiba last night. The Super Eagles had a better ball possession in the opening half of the second encounter in Group F. Iran has never gone beyond the group stage while the African champions have failed to win a game at the World Cup for 16 years. Both teams conceded a couple of goals in their group matches enroute the 2014 World Cup. The two countries are highly regarded by bookmakers as outsiders to win the 2014 World Cup. The Super Eagles who were playing in their fifth World Cup finals had the first shot on goal through Ogenyi Onazi but his effort went across the bar. Enyeama had 21 clean sheets in the ligue last season. Turkey based defender, Godfrey Oboabona limped off and was quickly replaced by Joseph Yobo who had his 98th cap for Nigeria. Goalkeeper Vincent Enyeam ...
Vincent Enyeama, Joseph Yobo, Jay Jay Okocha, Nwankwo Kanu..the only four Nigerians to play at 3 World Cups!
ENTERS Joseph Yobo= legend.great respect for this dude. Gone are the GREAT days of Finidi George, Taribo West, Sunday Oliseh, Jay Jay Okocha, Nwanko Kanu, Victor Ikpeba.THOSE WERE THE DAYS!!
unleashes killer squad on Iran, benches Osaze, Yobo By Bowale Odutola / June 16, 2014 Super Eagles’ boss, Stephen Keshi unleashed a deadly squad on the Persian Stars of Iran in this evening Brazil 2014 World Cup Group F tie at the Arena Da Baixada, Brazil. Lille of France safest pair of hands, Vincent Enyeama, will man the goal for the African Champions while Celtic of Scotland defender, Efe Ambrose, Juwon Oshaniwa, Godfrey Oboabona and Kenneth Omeruo will protect Nigeria’s goal area. Chelsea star, John Obi Mikel, is saddled with the responsibility of controlling the midfield and he will be supported by Lazio’s Ogenyi Onazi and Ramon Azeez. Meanwhile, the Big boss opted for Victor Moses, Ahmed Musa and Emmanuel Emenike to attack for the Eagles. Stoke City’s goal poacher, Osaze Odemwingie, and the team’s skipper, Joseph Yobo, will start the game from the bench. The match kicks off at 8pm.
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Will my beloveth Super Eagles make the second round of Brazil 2014? I sincerely do hope and wish that to happen. Yet, i still feel that might be a bridge too far. My fear is borne out of the fact that the team lack squad dept. This is more obvious with a critical look at the defence line, or back four. At right back, the Celtic of Scotland man, Efe Ambrose will always hold his own, and that goes for the Rizespore of Turkey man, Godfrey Oboabona. With injury to the Chelsea of England young lad, Kenneth Omeruo, and Monaco of France left back, Elderson Chiejine, i do, like many Nigerians, do not have faith in the Ashdod of Israel left back, Juwon Osaniwa. The Warri Wolves captain, Azubuike Egwueke, is a neophyte at this level of football, and very much inexperienced. The Norwich City of England defender, and skipper of the Super Eagles, Joseph Yobo, is experienced, but long past his prime. His recovery rate is below par for a defender starring at football's biggest stage. I don't think i will admire what the ...
It has emerged that the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and members of the Super Eagles squad, are yet to reach an agreement on the bonuses the players will be paid at the 2014 World Cup. According to ESPN journalist Sulaimon Folarin, “From conversations and exclusive with Joseph Yobo, Eagles are unified and team boards plane to Brazil with bonus issue (hopefully) settled.”Although the federal government has approved a $12.2m budget for the tournament, the federation’s officials could not conclude a deal with the Brazil-bound players."" Other African countries seem to have sorted out allowances with their players. The Indomitable players of Cameroon will get $104,000 each, while the Black Stars of Ghana will receive $75,000 each.
According to Didier Drogba, "my World Cup dream is to play Germany in the finals. But my own captain (Joseph Yobo) World Cup dream is to qualify for the second round. "What a big picture"
Super Eagles defender Godfrey Oboabona blames Joseph Yobo for losing concentration in the 1-2 lost to USA
My dear Stephen Keshi! It is yet again that period when I am always compelled to write you a letter. This time, the importance of the letter cannot be over emphasized. This is because you and your lads, the Super Eagles, will be representing the country and in deed Africa at the World Cup in Brazil. You are already aware that the competition kicks off in about 3 days. As Nigerians, we are very much concerned and nervous. I will explain the reasons why we are scared to our bones at this time. Some of us believe that your choice of players that will represent the country was less than professional. Personally, I believe that some folks who eventually made your World Cup squad have no business being in that team. The inclusion of Joseph Yobo and Shola Ameobi has been seriously questioned by analysts. You forgave Osaze Odewingie and refused to extend such gesture to Ike Uche, a striker of known high quality. Who is a Shola Ameobi when Ike Uche is available? However, you are the boss and the buck stops at your ...
Stephen Keshi boys can not perform wonder in Brazil 2014. Joseph Yobo is a libility.
NIGERIA vs USA SUMMARY!!! Nigeria team from assessment of their past friendly game against Scotland, Greece and USA does not have a good chance to qualify from that Group in World Cup except the perfect their game and start playing like a team. For now we are playing individual football not as a team. I'm very happy that people are beginning to see why Stephen Keshi never wanted picking Joseph Yobo. But Nigerians pressurize him on doing otherwise, now same Nigerians are criticizing Yobo performance as if they never knew. We celebrated Osaze Odewingie come back to the team. Three matches gone already no Osaze impact! Very soon same Nigerians that criticize Stephen Keshi on Osaze will start saying otherwise. I will never change my stand on Stephen Keshi 23 man squad which I faulted the inclusion of Babatunde Michael, the dropping of Nosa Igiebor, Sunday Mba and especially Brown Ideye. If we can remember AFCON 2013, most of Eminike Emmanuel goals were assisted by Ideye Brown. Ideye is one player who controls ...
US beats Nigeria 2-1 in final World Cup tune-up Jozy Altidore ended a personal six-month goal drought by scoring twice as the United States defeated Nigeria 2-1 on Saturday in Jacksonville, Fla., in the Americans' World Cup send-off match. "To be honest, it makes no difference," Altidore said of his scoring dry spell. "I don't know if it's weird to you, but it's not weird to me. I've played for this team for such a long time that I think it's my responsibility to kind of help the team in other ways, tracking back and just being somebody now that the other guys can look up to. And I take that very serious." Altidore tapped in Fabian Johnson's cross in the 31st minute, stopping a 27-match scoreless streak for club and country with his first goal since Dec. 4 for Sunderland against Chelsea. In the 68th minute, he ran onto Michael Bradley's looping 30-yard pass over the defense and cut inside of Nigeria captain Joseph Yobo before beating goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama with a right-footed shot from 12 yards. "The ...
THOSE OF YOU THAT DIDN'T WATCH NIGERIA FRIENDLY AGAINST USA, HERE IS THE MATCH REPORT: African champions, Nigeria, will head into the Fifa World Cup in Brazil with a loss in their last warm-up match against the United States. The Super Eagles suffered a 1-2 loss to the Americans at the Everbank Field in Jacksonville, Florida early this morning. The Super Eagles had earlier posted unconvincing draws in their two previous pre-World Cup friendly matches, ending it 2-2 against Scotland penultimate Wednesday in London and goalless against Greece last Wednesday in Philadelphia, USA. Nigeria head coach, Stephen Keshi started with two changes from the game against Greece in his team’s defence with Joseph Yobo and Juwon Oshaniwa filling in for injured duo of Kenneth Omeruo and Elderson Echiejile, who has now been ruled out of the World Cup. The African champions created the first attacking threat when John Obi Mikel’s long ball over the top was picked up by Shola Ameobi, whose attempt to pass to Osaze Odemwing ...
I believe Super Eagles warm-up match against the USA last night was an eye opener for Coach Stephen Keshi base on the unpopular selection he made for the World Cup. Do we really need Joseph Yobo in our defence?
I hate to be pessimistic! I'm allergic to it but, going by the lackluster performances our national Senior football team - the Super Eagles, I begin to wonder the 'superlity' in these Eagles really. Granted they may have been adviced to tread carefully to avoid further injuries, but, is the United States team not going to the same mundial too? This performance is one of their worst ever. I am beginning to feel indifferent about the team really! Victor Moses has lost the sense of final ball, Mikel Obi is more confused than Nigeria itself, while Ogenyi Onazi's frailties was exposed in the absence of Kenneth Omeruoh, Joseph Yobo is a finished product, while Shola Ameobi has not justified his inclusion. And, if these are not up and doing, what becomes of Nigeria's chances in Brazil? I'm not regretting seeing the game sha! God help us
International Friendly Match result: Nigeria 1 - 2 U.S.A. Super Eagles had a good game though lost to a better side on the night. Two defensive errors by captain Joseph Yobo gave the US two-goal lead before Nigeria got a penalty when Victor Moses was fouled in the goal area and he converted the penalty superbly to bring the Super Eagles back in the game. So much needed to be done in the attack so that we begin to get the much important goals needed at the World Cup. Victor Moses is unarguably Most Valuable Player for the Eagles now. He sent respected US goal keeper, Tim Howard the wrong way for the penalty he scored. God bless Nigeria.
Lille custodian Vincent Enyeama will be in between the pipes, just as he did in the last friendly against Greece, for the Super Eagles last warm-up game against United States in Florida this evening. Providing cover for him at defense are skipper Joseph Yobo, Godfrey Oboabona, Juwon Oshaniwa and Efe Ambrose. John Obi Mikel (Chelsea), Eddy Onazi (Lazio) and Ramon Azeez (Almeria) start in midfield while England based trio Peter Odemwingie, Shola Ameobi and Victor Moses will lead the front-line. Kenneth Omeruo and Ahmed Musa are being rested for this match after suffering knocks while Elderson Echiejile has a muscle complaint and will not feature. Nigeria : Enyeama, Efe, Oshaniwa, Yobo, Oboabona; Onazi, Mikel, Azeez; Odemwingie, Ameobi, Moses
USA vs Nigeria: Joseph Yobo steps in for Kenneth Omeruo, Juwon Oshaniwa takes Elderson Echiejile's place at left back.
Fifa Confirms Super Eagles Numbers For World Cup Fifa has confirmed that the squad lists for this year’s World Cup have officially been documented and shirt numbers have also been confirmed for the 32 teams that qualified for this year’s event. Participating nations had earlier submitted provisional lists of players they intend to take to the tourney and Nigeria, alongside other Nations, were able to beat the June 2 deadline set by the football ruling body. The Super Eagles’ final 23 have now been allocated their jersey number that they would wear at the tournament that starts in less than a week’s time. John Mikel Obi will retain his number 10 on his jersey as he looks to be the creative force in midfield for Nigeria as Vincent Enyeama will wear the number 1 jersey. Shola Ameobi will wear the last squad number (23) while Joseph Yobo, who just returned to the team, will wear his usual number 2 on his shirt. Reserve goalkeepers Austin Ejide and Chigozie Agbim will wear numbers 16 and 21 respectivel ...
Concerning the Brazil 2014 World Cup which commences in less than two weeks from today. I, as a patriotic Nigerian and a football lover do not expect Super Eagles to bargain for defeat at the group stage. Even if they fail to win the World Cup trophy at least they should reach the semi-final. But then Nigeria must strive to win their first two matches against Bosnia and Iran if they hope to get to the next round. Personally, I'm sad that the Nigerian African Nations Cup hero, Sunday Mba is not among the final 23 Man Squad. And it pains me more that the Nigerian International super striker, Ike Uche was not even in the list of 30 players that was initially submitted to FIFA. For sometime now, I keep wondering why Joseph Yobo is sentimentally selected even though it is obvious that he is not fit enough.
Keshi Releases His 23 Man List For Brazil, Mba, Nsofor Left Out Super Eagle Boss Stephen Keshi has released his final 23 man list for the upcoming 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil. The Big boss had sent the list to NFF before making it Public for transmission to FIFA. Keshi chose to talk to the seven dropped players before his list was aired to the Nigerian audience and media. A top source in the camp said:"It will not be right for us to release the list, and the players hear it from anybody other than the coach," explained the official prior to the squad announcement." The Unlucky seven are Obinna Nsofor, Nnamdi Oduamadi, Daniel Akpeyi, Joel Obi, Sunday Mba, Nosa Igiebor, Ejike Uzoenyi. Nigeria's captain Joseph Yobo and Vincent Enyeama is billed to take part in his their 3rd World Cup, having played in Japan/South Korea 2002 and South Africa 2010, while this will be Mikel Obi's debut in the Tournament. The Unucky Seven won't leave camp but will also participate in the friendly game against Greece. NIGERIA ...
should Keshi list Joseph Yobo as a midfielder - Does that make him a midfielder. Uchebo is a striker.
I like the list released by Coach Keshi, my only concern is Joseph Yobo who's obviously not playing well. Up nai…
I was 'WOWED' when i saw keshi's 23man list last night. Without the likes of; oduamadi and Sunday Mba :-/ wondering how Ruben gabriel,Chigozie Agbim,uchebo,Shola Ameobi,and joseph yobo got included. PLEASE I NEED AN ANSWER.
Does it mean that joseph yobo is better than Mba?
Yobo is the most experienced RT"U can't tell me Joseph Yobo and co r d best Nigerian defenders out there currently"
After hours of waiting on Monday, Stephen Keshi released the final World Cup list at midnight. And as the drama and suspense that preceded the release, the list also came with some surprises. Joseph Yobo will play in his third Fifa World Cup finals and have opportunity to become Nigeria’s first-ever century — international after he was named in the African champions’ final list of 23 for Brazil 2014 but African Nations Championship Most Valuable Player, Ejike Uzoenyi and AFCON winner, Sunday Mba failed to make the final cut. Gabriel Rueben and Babatunde Michael made the list. Also going to their third World Cup are goalkeepers Vincent Enyeama and Austin Ejide, but midfield strongman Mikel Obi will only be attending his first finals after Nigeria narrowly missed Germany 2006 and he was omitted from South Africa 2010 due to injury. Former junior international defender Elderson Echiejile and Olympic silver medallist Osaze Odemwingie, who were also in South Africa four years ago, make the cut for the bi ...
Is anyone surprised that Ejike Uzoenyi failed to make Nigeria's World Cup squad? And is Joseph Yobo's placed deserved?
NIGERIA SQUAD: Stephen Keshi has included Joseph Yobo & in his 23 -
Nothing can convince me that Steven Keshi has not been bribed! I am surprised that Oduamadi and Ejike Uzoenyi are not in that list! The below 3 players supposed to drop! Reuben Gabriel Shola Ameobi Joseph Yobo Steven Keshi is now a member of Nigerian Looters CORRUPTION/BRIBE Thief Ole Baraho Oti gba owo He don collect big money
3- trio Joseph Yobo, Vincent Enyeama and Austin Ejide will be making a third appearance at the
Correct me if I'm wrong please... Joseph Yobo has no business being on the Green Eagles World Cup team. Na only him waka come?
The recalled duo of Osaze Odemwingie and Joseph Yobo, have been included in Stephen Keshi’s final 2...
Players of the Super Eagles have said they don’t envy Coach Stephen Keshi at this very difficult period. They said this after Nigeria’s pulsating 2-2 draw against the Tartan Army of Scotland on Wednesday at the Craven Cottage in London. A statement by the Media Officer of the team, Ben Alaya, reported the Team Skipper, Joseph Yobo, at the post match conference, as saying that if he was the coach, he would find it difficult to drop any of the players currently in the 30-man squad. “Nigeria is blessed with talents and that is why I think all the players here merit to be in Brazil, even when we have some other very good ones still hanging out. “If you watch the game against Scotland, you will know that the ‘Big boss’ needs to be pitied over dropping players and picking those who will make the final 23. It will be tough,” Yobo said. Stoke City’s Osaze Odemwingie, on his part, said he was happy at the response of his teammates to his return to the national side. “But how do we drop players no ...
Former Nigeria goalkeeper Joseph Dosu believes the upcoming friendly with USA will be a crucial benchmark for the Super Eagles' chances at the World Cup. A late Uche Nwofor strike secured a 2-2 draw with Scotland on Wednesday as Stephen Keshi's men got their preparations for Brazil off to an unconvincing start. However, 1996 Olympic gold medallist Dosu is confident that Nigeria will improve and has earmarked the meeting with Jurgen Klinsmann's side on June 7 as an important test ahead of their tournament opener against Iran. "With three matches to the World Cup, I think they will get their form back and the most important thing is that we did not lose," Dosu told Goal . "The basic thing is togetherness of the boys, playing together as a team. For me, the player that did very well is Joseph Yobo. He gave his best and he certainly has done well for himself. "It will be too early for us to start celebrating our draw against Scotland but one thing is sure, it will give them the confidence to face the Greek si ...
Nigeria captain, Joseph Yobo, believes Stephen Keshi has the tough job of dropping players for the 23-man squad.
How The NPL boys performed against scotland; KUNLE ODUNLAMI: (4/10) to the ratings, he was solid but not particularly "effective". Odunlami was found wanting and showed lack of composure whenever the opposition came forward, it is fair enough to pardon him owing to the fact that it was his first time in europe and his full international debut but then we cannot afford to make the mistakes he made at the world stage. Replays also show he got the last touch of Huttons cross which resulted in an own goal allowing for the Scots to take the lead in the early minutes of the 2nd Half... (D)... Azubuike EGWUEKWE: (6/10) imposing from set pieces but not particularly effective in other areas of the game.  We can cut the Warri Wolves captain some slack though, he partnered returnee captain Joseph Yobo in the heart of defence for the first time, a combination he may not be used to and probably caused him to play under pressure because he was eager to impress the more experienced Yobo. No doubt his height ...
Nigeria will be desperate to record a morale boosting result in an international friendly match against Scotland at Craven Cottage on Wednesday. The 3-time African Cup Of Nations winners are confident of progressing from a tough World Group in Brazil that also contains Argentina, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Iran. Lille goalie Vincent Enyeama confidently declared his side could reach the showpiece's semi-finals last week – a view winger Victor Moses echoed in the build-up to the clash against the Scots. The assertions and declaration made by the duo will be put to test at the home ground of relegated Fulham. But first they must focus on finding rhythm and form against Scotland, Greece and the United States. The tune-up game provide an opportunity for to take a final look at his squad and one of the decisions he must make is whether to break up the defensive partnership of Kenneth Omeruo and Godfrey Oboabona that has served him so well. Team general Joseph Yobo is waiting in the wings after returning to the sq ...
Super Eagles captain Joseph Yobo has hailed the team’s chief coach Stephen Keshi over the 30-man provisional list for the World Cup."
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Super Eagles' Captain Joseph Yobo relegated with his Norwich City FC frm d English Premiership..losing 2:0 at home to Arsenal
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Nigeria has brought back Joseph Yobo and Peter Odemwingie into his initial 30-man squad for the Fifa World Cup™.
Kenneth Omeruo, Victor Moses, John Mikel Obi, Joseph Yobo, Peter Odemwingie and Shola Ameobi have been included in Nigeria's WC Prem squad
* Official Match Thread* Chelsea VS Norwich City 4th May 2014 Stamford Bridge Kick Off 8:25 p.m I.S.T Live Telecast Star Sports 3,4 HD 2 Frank Lampard, John Obi Mikel, Nemanja Matic and Mohamed Salah are available again as Chelsea return to Premier League duty in Sunday's clash with Norwich. The quartet missed the Champions League semi-final exit to Atlético Madrid – Lampard and Mikel were suspended, Matic and Salah ineligible – while Ramires serves the second of his four-match ban. Captain John Terry, Eden Hazard and Samuel Eto'o featured against Atlético despite recent injuries, while Oscar was on the bench, with all four fitness concerns and goalkeeper Petr Cech out. Meanwhile, Norwich manager Neil Adams is hopeful of having defender Joseph Yobo at Stamford Bridge. The on-loan Nigeria international has not played since Adams replaced Chris Hughton in March but is back in contention following a calf injury. The trip to Stamford Bridge comes too soon for winger Anthony Pilkington (hip) as Adams lo ...
Why NFF rejected Keshi’s provisional W’Cup list There are indications that the non inclusion of Captain Joseph Yobo, Osaze Odemwingie and Chinedu Obasi in the Super Eagles World Cup provisional list by Stephen Keshi was the reason why the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) refused to make public the list last week. According to, these players were considered too experienced to be left out by coach, hence Keshi was asked to make “more consultations” before submitting the final list. Goal gathered from a top source that members of the Technical Committee were unhappy with Keshi’s decision to leave out Odemwingie, Obasi and Yobo, an action that attracted strong reactions. “We were shocked to discover that despite the fact that Keshi submitted close to a 40-man list, he still left out quality players like Osaze Odemwingie, Chinedu Obasi and captain of the team Joseph Yobo, players we all know are doing very well with their various clubs,” the source told Goal. “In as much as he defend ...
Manchester United v NORWICH (Kick-Off 5:45 p.m.) Manchester United interim manager Ryan Giggs will be without striker Robin van Persie for his first game in charge. The Dutchman remains out with a knee injury, and is sidelined along with full-back Rafael, who has a thigh problem. Norwich defender Joseph Yobo is again ruled out by a calf complaint, although he should return to training next week. Winger Elliott Bennett could feature after completing his rehabilitation from a long-term knee injury. MATCH PREVIEW At the end of a very unusual Manchester United week, in a very uncommon Manchester United season, the club's most decorated player will be desperate to restore some normality. After 962 appearances and 25 major trophies, Ryan Giggs commands instant respect. When he talks, everyone listens and his message in his first game as a manager will be to restore some much-needed pride. He knows the Manchester United way better than anyone and he will have changed the atmosphere straight away by his presence ...
ICYMI: Joseph Yobo's determination to help the lives of under-privileged children from his home in the Niger Delta:
All booked for Scotland vs Joseph Yobo at Craven Cottage. He still plays for Nigeria eh? Taribo West? Dunno these days
Norwich City have sacked manager Chris Hughton. He was the man who brought Joseph Yobo back to the English Premier League.
Next time when a house is leased in your name, ensure the house is homely at the expiration of your contractual obligations, don't trade blames!!! UNBELIEVABLE: You Would Be Shocked To Realise What Yobo’s Landlord Is Saying About Him 26.03.2014, 7:32  Football Share this story  Nigeria's Super Eagles captain, Joseph Yobo is unarguably a renowned defender who has been able to manage the national football team since he became the skipper of the team.  * Yobo in Norwich's colours However, the ex-Everton player might not be a good manager of property, according to his landlord, Ray Smith. The Landlord was horrified recently when he saw the state in which a penthouse flat leased in the name of Yobo had been left. There were burn marks on the carpet, a dirty kitchen and bathroom, and holes in the wall left from a flat-screen television. In defending himself, Yobo, who now plays for Norwich in the English Premier League, EPL, says he has never lived in the apartment in South Ferry Quay, close to Liver ...
Augustin Okocha, Former Super Eagles' prolific midfielder, on Saturday suggested the inclusion of Osaze Odemwingie, Ikechukwu Uche and Joseph Yobo in the team to represent Nigeria at the World Cup finals in Brazil.
Finidi George•Taribo West • Joseph Yobo all have one thing in common
Coach Stephen Keshi has expressed happiness over the form of SE captain Joseph Yobo since he made d switch on loan to Norwich City in d EPL
Finidi George goal against greece the celebration was awesome nd remembered till today showing African classic culture. Also with acrobatics of Julius Aghahowa, which turned him to Agha- Wonder. I have been seen acrobatic but his is something else. Julius summersulted seven times against Sweden in 2002 World Cup, crossed from Joseph Yobo earned him the goal.
9JA PLAYERS ABROAD (ENGLAND) Joseph Yobo was at his best as Norwich City handed visiting Tottenham Hotspur a 1-0 defeat at Carrow Road. The Super Eagles skipper combined well with Sebastien Bassong in the Canaries' defence to thwart the attacking forays of Emmanuel Adebayor. Yobo has played three times this season for Norwich since his loan move from Fenerbahce. Osaze Odemwingie featured for 90 minutes as Stoke City lost 1-0 away to Manchester City. The Potters had fancied their chances of running away with a point before Yaya Toure’s goal gave Manuel Pellegrini’s side victory in the tough encounter. Osaze has played four games in the EPL this season with a goal to show for it. Victor Moses was a second half substitute as Liverpool survived Swansea scare in a seven goal thriller at Anfield Road. The Super Eagles star came on for Daniel Sturridge in the 79th minute and his contribution ensured that the Reds grabbed victory at home. The game was his 14th game of the season since he joined from Chelsea. ...
Norwich City manager, Chris Hughton is confident with the likes of defender Joseph Yobo in the team, they can build on the victory over Tottenham in the English Premier League. - See more at:
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How strong is Keshi’s Mexico squad? The recent decision of Coach Stephen Keshi to include three uncapped players that are presently doing well at their respective clubs and out of favour captain, Joseph Yobo for the international friendly against Mexico on March 5 in the United States of America is a positive sign. Opinions have been on the divide among football aficionados in Nigeria on the players that should have been included or dropped from the squad judging by their recent form in Europe or elsewhere, with barely four months to the 2014 World Cup. Despite all the arguments and debate Keshi’s squad is generating, it is imperative to note that there is no perfect squad these days. ADEBAYO OLODAN chronicles the 23-man squad; Keshi will parade against the Mexicans in the USA, next month. GOALKEEPERS Despite repeatedly telling the world he has so much faith in the calamity called Chigozie Agbim, Keshi allowed conventional wisdom to prevail by dropping the Enugu Rangers keeper who committed more blun ...
Yobo signing excites Norwich Chief Norwich City chief executive David McNally believes his club pulled off a profitable coup by signing a high-profile player like Joseph Yobo during the January transfer window. The Canaries secured the loan signings of both Joseph Yobo and Jonas Guttierrez in January, and McNally believes that the players, who he described as being of 'first-class' quality, are good value for money. "Those two were crucial reinforcements," quoted McNally as saying. "Joseph has played 95 times for Nigeria and Jonas 22 times for Argentina and bringing them in on a short-term basis, knowing the character of these men is first-class, was better for us than investing in a four-year contract on someone of less quality. That was the judgement we made. "Having been in the game many years now, January is about short-term measures to ensure the squad is complemented rather than a wholesale re-shaping of the staff." Yobo has walked straight into the starting line-up of Norwich City were ...
Stephen Keshi has backed his team list for the international friendly againstEl Triof Mexico billed for Atlanta, USA on March 5. In his 23-man squad, the ‘Big Boss’ recalled captain Joseph Yobo and included new faces like former junior internationals Ramon Azeez and Shehu Abdullahi, and Belgium-based strikers Imoh Ezekiel and Michael Uchebo. In his explanations, Keshi said he had the future in mind before drafting his team list for Mexico. “The players I have invited are the ones we are looking at in the next 4 to 5 years as we are trying to build a team not just for tomorrow but for the future,” Keshi told “If we get any young player that is good, then we bring him in now so that he can start gaining valuable experience but a lot of Nigerians do not want that, they want you to assemble a team now and win everything tomorrow but football doesn't work like that.” He also explained his reason for leaving goalkeeper Chigozie Agbim, who was criticised for his performances during the A ...
Continuing the legacy of NPL stars with the Super Eagles This current Super Eagles, under the tutelage of coach Stephen Keshi, wouldn't have been so famous in this current day and time without the'extra push' or sheer brilliance shown by Godfrey Obabona and the heroic Sunday Mba. This pair were two of the heroes of the Cup of Nations triumph in early 2013 and their names will never be forgotten in the minds of football-loving Nigerians. Prior to the AFCON tournament, there were fumes from all parts of the country about the quality of domestic-based players that the ‘Big Boss’ took to South Africa. In the aftermath of the tournament, however, his decision to take that particular cohort of home-grown characters to the touranament was wholly justified. The rest, as they say, is history. The exceptional performances of the local lads were so irresistible that the starting position of the Super Eagles captain, the broadly-experienced Joseph Yobo, was placed into a state of jeopardy. After a shaky opening s ...
TODAY ON SPORTS LOUNGE It is a typical Nigerian thursday and we have loads of Nigerian football stuffs. Let's have your reactions to the recall of Super Eagles captain Joseph Yobo to the national team set-up as well as Nigeria's latest slip in the FIFA Rankings, now 47th in the World. Also, What do you make of the stalemate at the Emirates last night and Do you think Liverpool are back in the hunt for a long-sought League crown after last night's win? JOIN US AT 5PM...
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PURELY NAIJA again service this beautiful morning, you are welcome to another blessed day. We kick off with NPFL news, former 3SC and CHAN Eagles striker, Gbolahan Salami has informed, the lure of playing international football forced his move to Warri Wolves. While Super Eagles captain, Joseph Yobo with Juwon Oshaniwa makes a return to the Eagles for the March 5 friendly in the USA against Mexico as IK Uche and Lukman Haruna still snubbed. Meanwhile, in a latest and welcome development, U-17 World Cup-winning coach, Manu Garba has been officially appointted and promoted to lead national U-20, Flying Eagles, while his assistant, Emmanuel Amunike fully takes charge Natonal U-17, Golden Eaglets. NFF ractified the appointments yesterday to ensure continuity in both cadres. Still talking Eagles but on a Plane to England, Super Eagles striker, Victor Anichebe says, the 1-1 draw with EPL leaders, Chelsea on Tuesday could well be a turning point in WBA's season. Likewise yesternight in the EPL, Nigeria-born Togo ...
Particularly impressed with Carlton Cole. The gangly striker winning almost every ball in the air ahead of Sebastien Bassong and Joseph Yobo
Michael Olaitan scored twice for Greek Super League club, Olympiacos in their 5-0 win against Veria to underline his status as one of the hottest young properties in European football. Olaitan has scored seven league goals this season from his withdrawn role in midfield. The 21-year-old has now scored six goals in his last eight games for the club and his good form means the departure to Fulham of the club’s top scorer, Kostas Mitroglou, will not be missed. Elsewhere, Victor Moses continues to contemplate life at the sidelines at Liverpool while Jordon Ibe made his first league appearance of the season for the Merseyide club. Vincent Enyeama’s run of poor form in France ended as Lille picked up an important win while Elderson Echiejile was again missing from the AS Monaco squad. Peter Odemwinge is back among the goals while Joseph Yobo begins his renaissance. Here is now rounds up the best of the action from a Nigerian perspective after another manic weekend in Europe. Belgium (Jupiler Pro League) Ez ...
What really will Joseph Yobo offer the Super Eagles in the near future that he has not offered in the past? One EPL re-appearance for Norwich after a long spell in the Fenerbahce dugout, and nearly every one is hammering on his recall to the Eagles ahead of the World Cup, as though he wouldn't need to perform more to reclaim his place in the national team. It all seems like the English seeing Rio Ferdinand play and shine in a game for Manchester United and suddenly clamouring for his recall to the Three Lions, doesn't it? Shouldn't we instead bother about the seeming inactivity of John Obi Mikel, Victor Moses and Kenneth Omeruo with regard to Nigeria's success in Brazil? After all, the trio rank among our best five Eagles' players at the moment. Captaincy apart, Yobo is an outsider and should accept his fate in his stride and move on.
Norwich defender Ryan Bennett is a doubt after straining a thigh muscle in training so new signing Joseph Yobo could make his Canaries debut. Wes Hoolahan returns to the squad after his on-off transfer saga, but Michael Turner and Jonny Howson remain out. Manchester City will be without the injured Sergio Aguero, Fernandinho, Samir Nasri and Javi Garcia. James Milner is fit after a groin injury, and Edin Dzeko and Joleon Lescott have overcome ankle problems. Manchester City's 7-0 thrashing of Norwich saw one of the most inept performances witnessed in the Premier League. With four home wins already behind them, that victory heralded the start of Manchester City's fabulous goal glut at home with 29 coming in the next seven matches. They would have beaten any team that day, but there was still no excusing Norwich's surrender. It smacked of a team that thought it was beaten before a ball was kicked - a team haunted by the two hammerings dished out by the same opponents in 2011-12. Following Monday's defeat b ...
Football Latest: Yobo raring to go with Canaries - Chris Hughton's sales pitch led Joseph Yobo to join Norwich City's fight for Barclays Premier League survival.
Joseph Yobo Norwich have signed defender Joseph Yobo on loan for the rest of the season from Turkish club Fenerbahce. Canaries boss Chris Hughton had been keen to bring in the former Everton man to provide needed cover for injured centre-half Michael Turner. The Barclays Premier League club posted o...
Jali Leaving Tonight Orlando Pirates midfielder, Andile Jali, will leave South Africa for Belgium tonight to undergo his medical with KV Oostende. The Siya crew revealed last night that the 23-year-old was close to finalising a deal with the Belgian Pro League side, with Pirates and Oostende having already agreed on a fee for him. Read: Jali Set For Oostende Move Now the crew have been informed that the dynamic midfielder will leave Mzansi tonight for his medical with De Kustboys, with the move drawing closer to being completed. The Belgian Pro League has seen several stars of today’s game pass through it over the years, with Yaya Toure, Dante, Joseph Yobo and Emmanuel Eboue all having spent time there before moving on to bigger clubs. Jali featured in Pirates 1-1 draw against AmaZulu last night, and it could well be that the game was his last in the Buccaneers’ colours, with him set to join the same team with whom Nyasha Mushekwi currently plies his trade.
Joseph Yobo, captain of the Nigeria's Super Eagles, has a message: Love African Football!
Ah mean . In football it's possible for Joseph yobo to score a screamer from 40 yards ,but NBA naaah . World-peace 3s !!? On k basis
Yobo or dreamer?"Aii Joseph! MATA+CAVANI and any other strong,intelligent Defender""
Not just because they're also playing, but Joseph Yobo was around for ages, always picked - poor. Same with Tony Hibbert.
Everton once conceded an equaliser at Charlton when Joseph Yobo was tying his laces on edge of box, Nov 06!
Pantsil??! You're mad, man. He's got nothing on Joseph Yobo. Best inside false 0 Everton's ever had.
Joseph Yobo “Who's the Highest paid footballer in the World?
Can Keshi continue to ignore Ike Uche? The players who travelled to South Africa in early 2013 to compete for Nigeria at the Cup of Nations largely fell into two categories. There were those who starred for the Super Eagles, the players who brought the trophy home, who proved themselves, who thrived under Stephen Keshi’s leadership and who have etched their name into national folklore. However, as prevalent as those success stories might be, there is, remarkably, a large dichotomy between the fortunes of the various squad members. For every revelation, for every Sunday Mba, there is a Nosa Igiebor. For every starlet who emerged from the shadows to play a major role, there is another whose showing was highly-anticipated, but who flopped and floundered on the high stage. It is amazing that such a successful squad contained two such differing contingents; those who were made by the AFCON and those who were broken by it. Five of the AFCON squad have not been called up since the tournament. It’s not that t ...
You have a dream like JOSEPH, can you defend it i hope you are YOBO enough?
So, after joseph yobo another guy from ogoni is finally playing for the Super Eagles?? His name is Dumte pyagbara.
Joseph Yobo Rejects move to MUFC says "I'll only sign for a top 4 team"{SOURCE > Skysport}
Should Stephen Keshi recall Joseph Yobo, Peter Odemwingie and Taye Taiwo for the World Cup?...
At a local palmwine joint in Nigeria, one man will say to the other 'Maazi Nwakpa, do you know Joseph Yobo is an albino' then the other will nod his head in agreement. He will say ' God is indeed great mine brother. That boy was a black man the last time I saw him. Then the news shall went on in the village till the village priest make a sermon out of it on sunday. ' Nne, the God that miraculously turn Joseph Yobo into an albino. He can do and undo, dear brethen. Just believe biko. Then the congregation shall pray for miracles and weep and weep. Then they shall say Amen
Vincent Enyeama as the Captain of Eagles not Joseph Yobo for the FIFA Ballon d'or
Out of favour Super Eagles’ defender, Joseph Yobo, is willing to extend his contract with Turkish League giants, Fenerbahce.
Super Eagles soccer star — Joseph Yobo and his supermodel wife — Adaeze, marked 4 years of marriage and the proud couple shared lovely photos of themselves and their son on Instagram to celebrate their union and love. Joseph Yobo and Wife are based in Turkey, where the football superstar plays...
Joseph Yobo deserves a more honourable exit from the national team, writes Jarus
the car is said to worth over N100Million, By the way Adaeze and hubby Joseph Yobo celebrated their 3 years of marriage on the 1st of January, 2014 in Lagos. More pics of the car after the cut
Super Eagles captain, Joseph Yobe was recently in Lagos with his wife, Adaeze to celebrate their third year wedding anniversary. The couple spent ample time with each other to mark the day they exchanged marital vows to each other. The post Photos- Joseph Yobo, Wife Celebrate Wedding Anniversary...
Joseph Yobo & Adaeze celebrate 3rd year anniversary( Photos)The stunning couple spent their 3rd year anniversary on the 1st of January  in their Nigerian Home.They look dope and she looks like Rihanna with the short hair..More pictures below.CLICK HERE to follow us on Google+ so as to get instant up...
Cardiff City have been offered former Everton defender Joseph Yobo, 33, by Fenerbahce.
Fenerbahce offer Cardiff former Everton defender Joseph Yobo as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to spend in January Transfer Window.
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