Former Everton defender Joseph Yobo has described his position because the assistant coach of the Tremendous Eagles as a nationwide name.
He additionally mentioned giving again to society is what he enjoys doing and sees the Eagles job as a possibility to serve the nation.
Yobo was named because the assistant coach of the three-time African champions on February 12th, 2020, by the Nigeria Soccer Federation (NFF).
The previous Fernerbache man instructed Channels TV’s Sports activities This Morning that it was not a straightforward determination for him to take up the job however admitted that he noticed it as an opportunity to present again to the nation.
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A file photograph of former Tremendous Eagles captain, Joseph Yobo. Picture: Twitter- @thenff
In keeping with the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) winner, he initially felt the time was not proper for him to enter teaching however famous that his ardour for soccer made him change his thoughts.
“It has been an exciting moment for me. It was not an easy decision to make,” Yobo defined.
He admitted that “It is not a lane that I was ready to go into immediately because I don’t think the environment was ready for me but for the passion and the love I have for the game.”
Additionally, he revealed that teaching is “what I have always wanted to do inside of me” however he by no means talked about it with anybody.
Yobo mentioned that “having served as an ex-player and captain for a few years, that was one other avenue to present again.
“So, it was nearly like a nationwide name to serve once more. And I checked out this chance and I mentioned, you already know what, I’ve to present it a go and be capable of give again once more to the individuals; give again my data and my service to my nation.”
The Nigerian who retired from worldwide soccer in 2014 after making his debut for the Tremendous Eagles in 2001, attributed his keep within the nationwide staff to exhausting work and the grace of God.
“I will say I am blessed. I am thankful to God for the privilege to be able to showcase my talent,” he mentioned.
“Playing for the national team is not easy. And to be that consistent for many years is only by the grace of God and hard work.”
Moreover, he mentioned he desires to assist the youthful era, including that “What I enjoy doing is giving back. And that’s all I can give to the younger generation.”