Infantino congratulates ex-Super Eagles captain Joseph Yobo on his upcoming testimonial and sent him best wishes on his future plans.
Football’s world governing body, FIFA, has congratulated former Nigeria captain Joseph Yobo for his service to the beautiful game, ahead of his testimonial game coming up on Friday, 27th May 2016 in Port Harcourt.
Reacting to a letter from the NFF informing the world body about the upcoming event, FIFA, in a letter personally signed by President Gianni Infantino and addressed to NFF President Amaju Pinnick, wrote: “Many thanks for your letter dated 17 May 2016 and informing us of the testimonial match in honour of former international player and Nigeria Captain Joseph Yobo.
“On this occasion, allow me to congratulate and send my best wishes to Joseph Yobo for his future activities.”
Joseph Yobo’s testimonial game, slated for the Adokiye Amiesiamaka Stadium on Friday, will feature a Team Joseph Yobo (comprising of Super Eagles’ players of Yobo’s generation) and the Rest of The World squad.
Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel and assistant captain, Ahmed Musa have been released by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to play in the testimonial.
Ghanaian Premier League stars, Andre and Jordan Ayew, Cameroon international Alex Song and other African football greats will also be attending.
Tickets for the game are sold here: