Former Manchester United Coach David Moyes will be coming to Nigeria in May 2016 for the planned testimonial match for ex-Super Eagles Captain Joseph Yobo 366football.com has reliably gathered.
Moyes is one of the big names on the roll-call of top football personalities expected at the testimonial for the for former Eagles Captain.
Yobo was one of the first major signing made by Moyes while at Everton and the Scot has now been confirmed to grace his former trusted defender’s centenary and testimonial match that will hold on Wednesday, May, 27 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
In a press briefing held at the Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos Yobo confirmed that Moyes will be attending the testimonial.
“My former manager David Moyes has said he’ll come. I was his first signing and I’m honoured he has agreed,” Yobo said during the briefing.
The big event which is tagged ‘The Joseph Yobo Centenary Game’ the encounter is being put together by the Joseph Yobo Foundation in partnership with the Rivers State Government.
Present at his press conference were a host of former Super Eagles stars and coaches which included Ifeanyi Udeze, Pete Rufai, Christian Chukwu, Austin Eguaveon, Taribo West, Jay Jay Okocha, Kanu Nwankwo, and Amodu Shaibu amongst others.
Yobo made his senior international debut for Nigeria against Zambia in a 2002 FIFA World Cup qualifier on 24 March 2001.
He went on to notch 100 appearances for Nigeria; representing the country at three FIFA World Cups and six Africa Cup of Nations tournaments before he retired in 2014.