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Joseph Yobo happy as he lands assistant coach job of national team

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Nigeria have named previous Everton safeguard Joseph Yobo as right hand mentor of the men’s national group.

Yobo, 39, replaces Imama Amapakabo, the 1985 FIFA Under-16 World Cup victor, as one of lead trainer Gernot Rohr’s lieutenants.

Amapakabo, whose duty included oversight of the Olympic group and B side, saw that position traded off when the two groups performed horrifyingly in their separate passing efforts.

It is questionable if Yobo, who captained the group from 2010 to 2013, the year he drove the Super Eagles to their third African title, would be given similar obligations.

“I’m excessively amped up for the chance,” Yobo told ESPN. “It’s not something I was expecting so it came as somewhat of an amazement, yet whenever the open door came I needed to get it. What’s more, that is the thing that makes it so exceptional in light of the fact that I wasn’t pursuing it.

“My attitude is very solid. What I will bring to the group is information about the game, my experience as a player who played for more than 10 years with the national group and drove the group as chief. It is a colossal respect to be given this chance and I trust I can assist the players with a far better valuation for representing the nation.”

Yobo began his universal profession as a cadet, speaking to Nigeria at U20 level during the FIFA World Youth Championship (presently known as FIFA U20 World Cup) in 1999. He won his first top for the senior group in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match away to Zambia in Chingola in April 2001, and played at three FIFA World Cup finals in 2002, 2010 and 2014.

The protector likewise played in six Africa Cup of Nations finals in 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2013 playing an aggregate of 100 counterparts for Nigeria at senior level.

An announcement from NFF Communications Director Ademola Olajire depicted Yobo as “a pure blood and devoted proficient who played his club football in five nations, remembering sterling appearances for Olympique Marseille for the French top flight, Fenerbahce in Turkey and Everton FC in the English Premiership.

“Joseph Yobo scored a few vital objectives for the Super Eagles in significant qualifying matches for the FIFA World Cup and the Africa Cup of Nations. He was additionally among the scorers when the Eagles whipped South Africa’s Bafana 4-0 of every a gathering stage coordinate in Tunisia 16 years prior.”

Since retirement, the previous Toffee has filled in as a TV savant and furthermore runs his own football institute.

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Carlo Ancelotti left Everton to become head coach of Real Madrid for a second time

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The 61-year-old Italian, who oversaw Real Madrid for a very long time somewhere in the range of 2013 and 2015, has left Everton following year and a half in control at Goodison Park.

He succeeds Zinedine Zidane at Real and the move leaves Everton looking for a 6th perpetual supervisor in five years.

Ancelotti has marked a three-year bargain at Real and said the move addressed “an unforeseen chance”.

He added: “I have total regard for everybody related with Everton and expectation they can accomplish the energizing chances they have before them.

“While I have appreciated being at Everton I have been given a startling chance which I accept is the correct move for me and my family as of now.”

Genuine will introduce Ancelotti to the media on Wednesday, while Everton said they “will start the way toward selecting another supervisor right away”.

Everton will have been left paralyzed by the speed of advancements just now as proprietor Farhad Moshiri’s “Hollywood” chief leaves.

Ancelotti’s appearance was viewed as a genuine upset by Moshiri, convincing one of the game’s generally enriched and regarded figures to come to Merseyside to reestablish Everton to previous wonders.

The 61-year-old’s rule has been a mishmash with loathsome home structure offset by results like their first success over Liverpool at Anfield since 1999 – in any case a tenth spot finish in his first full season was a failure.

Ancelotti, in any case, was as yet held in immense respect by Everton allies, who have been left sharply disillusioned by his choice to withdraw.

The fierce truth is that for all Moshiri’s money and aspiration, Everton actually can’t view themselves as anyplace close to the first class, which consistently makes them helpless against clubs, for example, Real Madrid setting sights on their prize resources.

The typical suspects are being connected, for example, Eddie Howe after he turned down Celtic, previous Wolves supervisor Nuno Espirito Santo and ex-Everton manager David Moyes – albeit that is probably not going to occur after he verbally concurred a three-year bargain at West Ham in the wake of bringing them into Europe. Moshiri, however, is something of a special case and may have thoughts of his own.

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Ahmed Musa to play without monthly salary at Kano Pillars

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Ahmed Musa won’t be paid in his short stretch at Kano Pillars in the Nigeria Premier Football League.

Musa, 28, finished paperwork for the four-time Nigerian heroes under the Elite Players Program of the League Management Company, which urges top Nigerian internationals to play for neighborhood clubs.

As indicated by LMC manager Shehu Dikko, the program works twoly.

A club can distinguish and sign such players, or the LMC itself can sign the player and appoint them to a club of their decision.

It was the last for Musa.

“We addressed him about returning home to play, and as somebody who is consistently prepared to offer in return, he didn’t stop for a second,” Dikko told ESPN.

“When the arrangement was marked, the decision of which club to play for was up to him. Various clubs needed him. We put everything before him and he settled on the choice to go to Kano Pillars.”

Musa has been a free specialist since October 2020, when he left Saudi Arabia’s Al Nassr, with whom he won the Saudi Pro League title and Super Cup in the wake of going along with them from Leicester City in 2018.

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Super Eagle Teslim Balogun Stadium Training Camp Adhere To COVID-19 Protocols Ahead Of Lesotho Clash

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The Super Eagles will hold their last exercise at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere, Lagos on Monday evening, beginning from 1800 hours.

Their last instructional meeting which will be administered by director Gernot Rohr is available to the media for just the initial fifteen minutes, at that point everybody will be compelled to leave the arena.

No columnist will be permitted into the arena when the Lesotho public group have a vibe of the Teslim Balogun Stadium turf because of COVID-19 conventions set up.

Besides, there will be no authority pre-match public interview because of the Covid pandemic.

The Super Eagles players and authorities were up toward the end of last night since they had to go to an occasion out of appreciation for Nigerian Federation president Amaju Pinnick following his political decision into the esteemed FIFA board.

Nigeria are ensured to top Group L of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers paying little heed to the result of their last match against Lesotho as they are as of now on 11 focuses, four more than the Republic of Benin, who are second in the standings.

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