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”
Support PREMIUM TIMES' journalism of integrity and credibility
Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.
For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.
By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.
TEXT AD: To advertise here . Call Willie +2347088095401...