Nigeria’s former captain, Joseph Yobo, has been unveiled as the ambassador of the Nigerian Football League.
The President of the World’s football governing body (FIFA), Mr. Gianni Infantino, who is on a two-working days visit to Nigeria in Abuja on Monday made this appointment .
Joseph Yobo, with enthusiasm, posted the developmenton his Twitter handle, saying “Honored to be unveiled @LMCNPFL Ambassador by @FIFA President Gianni Infantino. We must develop our Local League.”
The League Management Company is tapping the experience and networks of the former Super Eagles and Everton FC Skipper to promote the local league and make it more attractive.
Capped 101 times, Yobo represented the Super Eagles at three FIFA World Cups and six Africa Cup of Nations tournaments (leading the team to win the 2013 edition of the tournament in South Africa), before announcing his retirement after the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.