Yobo set to become Nigeria's most capped player

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.

Interestingly, Yobo also made his first senior team appearance in an African Cup of Nations qualifier in Chingola on March 24, 2001 against the Zambians.

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

Alreday 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, Musa Amadu”


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