FIFA 2014: Yobo Questions and Yet Four Games to a Nigerian Record. . .

By Professor Chuka Onwumechili

After the recent USA game, Nigeria’s Joseph Yobo has come under severe scrutiny and criticism. Some of it have been deserved and others not. It is important to point out that while one could argue that Yobo’s current quality means he can no longer start for Nigeria, it is questionable that you can argue successfully that he does not belong to a Nigerian 23-person squad to the 2014 World Cup.

Joseph Yobo is already the first Nigerian player to appear in the national team colors in 96 games. He is fast approaching a century of games for Nigeria. The closest player to Yobo’s mark is Vincent Enyeama who has now notched 91 games and counting and may well be the one with the record number of appearances before all is said and done.

Yobo’s mark is indeed remarkable considering that Nigeria has never had a player with 100 appearances and, thus, it is worthwhile celebrating this. A few months ago, I wrote about the controversy surrounding this record in the Nigerian media. For that piece please click the link below:

http://www.naijafootball247.com/2013/05/joseph-yobo-who-is-counting-93-or-94.html

Here, I present all the games that Joseph Yobo has played for Nigeria.




Culled from www.eaglecity.blogspot.com
Share on Google Plus

About xxx

This is a short description in the author block about the author. You edit it by entering text in the "Biographical Info" field in the user admin panel.

1 comments:

  1. (Impounded Vehicles For Auction ) We Have different types of Cars ranging from Toyota , Honda , Acura , Volkswagen , Benz , Hyundai and other cars of different models with fixed price , Interested buyers should call our marketing officer ASC on ( 07056573320 ) OR ( 08062415802 ) For inquiries and purchase immediately .

    ReplyDelete