Former Everton defender Joseph Yobo has spoken of his delight at being invited to the club’s Premier League game against Bournemouth on Saturday, April 30.
Yobo, 35, spent a decade at Goodison Park and was David Moyes’ first signing when he took charge of the club in 2002.
He was a special guest of honour at his former club and was presented to the Everton fans at half time during the game with Bournemouth, where he received massive applause from the Everton faithful.
And he says it was a humbling and emotional experience for him.
“It was a humbling and emotional moment for me,” said Yobo, who spent a decade at the Premier League club, which he joined from French side Olympic Marseille.
Everton have endured a torrid season, with fans booing the team and calling for manager Roberto Martinez to be fired. But they still took a time out to give a former servant a welcome worth remembering.
The visit to Everton was part of Yobo’s preparation for his testimonial game in Port Harcourt on May 27.