A file photograph of former Tremendous Eagles captain, Joseph Yobo. Photograph: Twitter- @thenff
Tremendous Eagles Assistant Coach, Joseph Yobo, has described the late Stephen Keshi as an enormous motivation in his soccer profession.
Keshi handed away in 2016 after efficiently main Nigeria to an African Cup of Nations (AFCON) win in 2013 in addition to taking the staff to the second spherical of the 2014 World Cup.
And Yobo who captained the Eagles to elevate the AFCON trophy in South Africa has revealed that the previous Togo gaffer at all times informed him he (Keshi) noticed his youthful self in him.
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The previous Everton defender stated this on Saturday in an Instagram reside chat with the Particular Adviser to the Cross River governor on Tourism, Ubi Offem.
In keeping with him, he was very near the Delta-born coach when he was alive and so they spoke usually.
“Keshi said he sees himself in me and that I was the younger Keshi,” Yobo stated.
He added that Keshi helped in moulding him to captain the Tremendous Eagles and believed a lot in him.
Moreover, he stated he was not likely considering main the Tremendous Eagles, stressing that taking part in for Nigeria was his final purpose.
Additionally, he revealed that he left Everton for Fenerbahce in Turkey because of his quest to win trophies and in addition characteristic within the UEFA Champions League.
“I wanted to win trophies and I wanted to play in the Champions League,” he said.