Joseph Yobo Ex-Super Eagles captain set to join Kano Pillars

Yobo has signed an ambassadorial deal with the League Management Company (LMC) who are the organisers of the NPFL.

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Joseph Yobo play Joseph Yobo is to play for Kano Pillars in the NPFL as part of an ambassadorship role (Faosteven Media)
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Just three months after playing his testimonial game, ex-Super Eagles captain, Joseph Yobo is set to sign for Kano Pillars and play in their remaining Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) games of the season.

Yobo has signed an ambassadorial deal with the League Management Company (LMC) who are the organisers of the NPFL.

The LMC organisers of the NPFL on Tuesday, June 21 announced that Yobo has signed a deal which will make him eligible to play for any interested club in the last 12 games of the season.

Gianni Infantino and Joseph Yobo play Joseph Yobo signed a deal with LMC to be an ambassador for the NPFL. This is him presenting a NPFL shirt to FIFA President Gianni Infantino (NFF)

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Yobo will soon be assigned to a club under the #NPFL Elite Players Scheme which Sani Kaita benefited from two seasons ago,” the LMC wrote on their Twitter account.

4 #NPFL clubs Akwa Utd, FC Ifeanyiubah, Kano Pillars & Wikki Tourists are bidding to land the former Super Eagles defender.”

Ifeanyi Ubah FC were favourite to sign the former Everton defender due to his friendship with the proprietor, Ifeanyi Ubah but Kano Pillars have won the race.

Joseph Yobo and Ifeanyi Ubah play It was thought that millionaire businessmen Ifeanyi Ubah will lure Yobo to his NPFL club (Pulse)

 

Chairman of the LMC, Shehu Dikko confirmed to Pulse Sports that Yobo will be joining the four-times NPFL Champions.

"Yobo will play for Kano Pillars; he will be on the pitch as soon as possible,” Dikko told Pulse Sports on Tuesday, August 23 at the unveiling of the LMC partnership deal with Star beer, as the official beer of the NPFL which held at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos.

Yobo could make his debut for the club when they host Sunshine Stars of Akure at their Sani Abacha Stadium in matchday 34.

He has the record of the most caps for the Super Eagles and played at Marseille, Standard Liege, Everton, Fenerbache and Norwich during his career.

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