Former Super Eagles skipper, Vincent Enyeama of Lille FC France, and striker Emmanuel Emenike of West Ham are set to don the colours of Nigeria again. Eyeama who threw in the towel last year when Sunday Oliseh was coach of the Eagles will play for Nigeria again next week.
However, Enyeama is going to wear his gloves for the Joseph Yobo Testimonial Match billed to take place on May 27 at the Adokiye Amesimeka Stadium in Port Harcourt. He will feature for the Nigerian team against Yobo’s friends.
Event coordinator, Waidi Akanni confirmed yesterday that Enyeama was ready for the testimonial game. “We have a confirmation to that effect and there are many other goodies lined up for fans because Yobo is so passionate about this project,” Akanni said.
Another player who retired from Eagles last year, Emmanuel Emenike, has also confirmed to hit Port Harcourt for the Yobo Testimonial match. “Emmanuel is coming. He spoke with me personally and I am so elated with the love shown by my colleagues,” the former international said.
Top players who made name in various European leagues especially the EPL will be in Port Harcourt for the match. The list of those who have confirmed for the testimonial include Samuel Eto’o, Didier Drogba, John Terry, Thierry Henry and Wayne Rooney, the Ayew Brothers: Dede and Jordan, Sulley Muntari, Djibrin Cisse and Tresor Lualua amongst others. Yobo featured at three FIFA World Cups and six AFCON tournaments, leading Nigeria to victory in his last outing in South Africa.
Some of the corporate bodies who have indicated their support for the Joseph Yobo Centenary Game include, Sifax Group, NICON Insurance and Beko Electronics Ltd. The Joseph Yobo Foundation is in partnership with Rivers State Government for the Centenary Game at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in the Garden City. (Vanguard)