Yobo to play in Nigerian league, as Unuanel joins Enyimba
Former Nigeria captain, Joseph Yobo, has agreed to come out of retirement to feature in the concluding rounds of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) this season, reports supersport.com.
The League Management Company (LMC), which oversees the running of the Nigeria top-flight, met with representatives of Yobo and reached an understanding for the former Everton man to work with the league in an ambassadorial capacity while playing in the last 12 rounds of matches this term.
“Joseph Yobo to play last 12 #NPFL games this season as League Ambassador signed on by the LMC,” the league body announced yesterday.
Four clubs in the Nigerian top-tier, Akwa United, FC Ifeanyiubah, Kano Pillars and Wikki Tourists, have signified interests in having the former Nigeria defender in their team.
Meanwhile, former Sunshine Stars coach, Samson Unuanel, has joined the technical crew of Nigeria CAF Champions League campaigners, Enyimba FC of Aba.
Unuanel is expected to work alongside Coach Paul Aigbogun, who is under pressure following Enyimba’s dip in form, part of which led to the 0-1 loss they suffered in the hands of Zamalek of Egypt in their first game in the CAF Champions League.
This will be Unuanel second spell with the Aba based side after rising from the rank of assistant coach to head coach during the 2009-10 season.
The former Kwara United manager have also coached teams like Prime FC, Ocean Boys and Niger Tornadoes in the past but his last job ended very early into this season as he was sacked by Sunshine Stars in March due to a poor start to the season.