Yobo to set Nigerian record

Joseph Yobo will set a Nigerian record for international
matches when the Super Eagles take the pitch of Stade Regionale de Nyamirambo on Wednesday.

The 31 year-old defender equalled the Nigerian record of 86 caps,
jointly held by late powerhouse midfielder Mudashiru Lawal and the
inimitable Nwankwo Kanu, when the Eagles swept past newly- crowned
African champions Zambia 2-0 in Kaduna on November 15, 2011.

On Wednesday, Yobo would become the first Nigerian to win 87 caps in
the 2013 African Cup of Nations qualifying match against the Amavubi.

The Nigeria Football Federation has congratulated the Fenerbahce
defender, who will also celebrate 11 years on the road with the Senior
National Team next month.

“This is a milestone that is worthy of recognition, and we commend
Yobo for not only being in there for so long, but also serving as a
role model for the upcoming players with his exemplary conduct and
patriotic fervour and zeal each time”, said NFF General Secretary,
Barrister Musa Amadu.
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