The Nigeria Football Federation reported on Wednesday the ex-Super Eagles commander will assume responsibility from Imama Amapakabo as Gernot Rohr’s right hand.

This is an advancement the previous Olympique Marseille and Everton man is anticipating, while at the same time voicing his joy for the new job.

“Delighted to announce my appointment as the new assistant coach of the Super Eagles,” Yobo wrote on Instagram

“I’m honoured to be given this opportunity to serve. I’m ready and looking forward to this new chapter.

“I’m grateful to God. I thank you all for your overwhelming love and support since this announcement, it means a lot.

Having garnered 101 caps for the three-time African kings plus captaining the Eagles to 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, Yobo drew the curtains on international football.

He is expected to make his debut when Nigeria host Sierra Leone on March 23 as the race for Cameroon 2021Afcon qualifier.

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