Nigeria Football Federation President Amaju Pinnick says the body is preparing Joseph Yobo to tinker with the Super Eagles in the future.
Yobo, a former Super Eagles captain, was named assistant coach of the team, Gernot Rohr, in February, replacing Imama Amapakabo.
Pinnick says Yobo has what it takes to manage the Super Eagles and expects him to follow in the footsteps of former team captain Stephen Keshi, who guided the team to the 2013 African Nations Cup.
“When Yobo was captain of the Super Eagles before he retired, I saw an innate leadership character in him. His charisma and the way he carried other players on the team were exceptional, ”said Pinnick, according to the Guardian.
“Yobo is a born leader. That's why the federation decided to appoint him as one of the assistants on the Super Eagles team.
“We are looking forward to Yobo to manage the Super Eagles in the future and being part of the team's technical team will give him the opportunity to train the Super Eagles in the near future.
“The late Stephen Keshi was also an exceptional leader when he was the captain of the Super Eagles. He later grew up as a coach to deal with the Super Eagles. Yobo needs to be encouraged.
“It is not the first time that a retired Nigerian player has received this type of opportunity. Yobo's presence in the Eagles will help the team. "
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