Joseph Yobo has expressed his eagerness to start in his new role as Nigeria’s assistant coach.
The former Everton defender was named as the Super Eagles assistant boss on Wednesday by Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), replacing Imama Amapakabo.
Yobo, who captained the West Africans to their third Africa Cup of Nations title in 2013 in South Africa will assist head coach Gernot Rohr.
The 39-year-old is delighted with the chance and looks forward to helping the West Africans achieve more success.
“I’m thankful to God for this opportunity, I’m super excited to be appointed as the assistant coach of the Super Eagles,” Yobo told Brila FM.
“I’m passionate about the Super Eagles and this new chapter of my life and the new challenge ahead and I can’t wait to get started.”
Yobo had 101 caps for the Super Eagles and featured in three World Cups and six Africa Cup of Nations tournaments.
At club level, he played for Standard Liege in Belgium, Marseille in France before moving to England to join Everton, where he spent nine years.
He spent two seasons with Fenerbahce in Turkey, including a loan spell at Norwich City before his retirement.