Yobo pledges continued support to Super Eagles




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  –  Former Super Eagles Joseph Yobo on Friday in pledged his continued for the national , as he dedicated his football career to God.

Yobo said this during an interview with sports writers shortly after his testimonial match, which won 5-4 against World 5-4 at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, .

“It only takes the grace God to attain what Joseph Yobo has done. Six African Nations Cup, three World Cups, and think that says it all.

“When was fit, always played. am very thankful to God. I don’t know how I did it. Yes, it was 101 caps, but I don’t know how I did it,” he said.

Yobo however said he would continue to the Super Eagles and urged the to believe in itself.

“The team should believe in itself, regardless the setbacks. The players should believe that they can always do it. had my setbacks and bounced back,’’ he said.

The former player Everton FC England urged all over not to relent in supporting the Eagles.

“This is because we have only one national team and I am very proud of the national team,” he said.

Yobo commended all his friends who came for the match, especially his coach at Everton FC, David Moyes.

The News Agency of (NAN) reports that former Eagles striker Emmanuel Emenike scored a hat-trick for Team , hitting the net in the 13th, 18th and 28th minutes.

Joel Obi and Yobo scored the team’s other goals in the 15th and 43rd minutes.

Former Black Stars striker Sulley Muntari scored for Team World in the 14th minute, while former Cameroon international Samuel Eto’o scored in the 16th and 23rd minutes.

Nollywood actor Osita Iheme, alias Paw-Paw, scored the fourth goal for Team World in the 54th minute.

Waidi Akanni, Chairman of the match’s Organising Committee, said the game was a success because notable international stars honoured it.

He said the match lived up to expectation because the players gave a good account of themselves.

Former Eagles Austin Okocha entertained fans with dribbling skills and accurate passes which kept the spectators thrilled.

Team was coached by Samson Siasia while David Moyes coached Team World.(NAN)