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Joseph Yobo Ex-Super Eagles captain honours city of birth, Kano by joining Pillars

Joseph Yobo chose to sign for Pillars to honour the city of Kano where he was born.

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Joseph Yobo play Joseph Yobo signed for Pillars because he wanted to return to his city of birth, Kano (Twitter/NFF)

Ex-Captain of the Super Eagles, Joseph Yobo is honouring the city of his birth by signing for Kano Pillars.

Yobo has signed for the Kano-based side and will play in their remaining Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) games of the season.

The signing is part of an ambassadorial deal the defender signed with the League Management Company (LMC) who are the organisers of the NPFL.

Gianni Infantino and Joseph Yobo play Joseph Yobo signed an ambassadorship deal with the LMC (NFF)


Four clubs were in the running to sign him before he chose Kano Pillars.

Media official of the NPFL side, Idris Malikawa has revealed that Yobo chose to join the club because he was born in the Kano where the outfit is based.

We are delighted that Joseph Yobo, one of the biggest stars to have ever played for Nigeria, has decided to play for us,” Malikawa told Complete Sports.

“For those who don’t know, Yobo was born here in Kano and he knows the place very well.

“So, the place is like home to him and he feels like he is coming back home to play for his team.”

Yobo believes current Super Eagles squad will triumph at World Cup play Joseph Yobo (Faosteven Media)

Ifeanyi Ubah FC were favourite to sign the former Everton defender due to his friendship with the proprietor, Ifeanyi Ubah.

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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