Joseph Yobo plans to prove critics wrong as Super Eagles assistant coach

Joseph Yobo plans to prove critics wrong as Super Eagles assistant coach

- Joseph Yobo says he is ready to prove critics wrong in his new job

- The former Everton man said this in a recent interview

- Yobo is the new Super Eagles assistant coach under Gernot Rohr

Former Nigeria international Joseph Yobo has confirmed his readiness to succeed in his new role as the Super Eagles assistant coach under manager Gernot Rohr.

Joseph Yobo's appointment as Super Eagles assistant coach came as a surprise to many Nigerians and football lovers with some asking if he has good coaching certificate.

The former Premier League strong defender returned to the Super Eagles as an assistant coach thereby replacing Imama Amakapabo who was told to leave by the Nigeria Football Federation.

And while speaking with Brila FM on his recent appointment, Joseph Yobo made it clear that he is not perturb with the level of criticisms he has gotten since he was employed by the NFF.

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Yobo who played for Everton in the Premier League explained that all the criticisms will only be a tonic for him when he finally resumes his work with the Super Eagles.

''I don't think it is something to worry about because I have been through criticisms all my life and I will only allow my work to do the talking for me.

''It was not easy for me being the Super Eagles captain for years before I retired which shows the level of criticism I have faced in my life,'' Joseph Yobo explained.

Before retiring from the national team in June 2014, Joseph Yobo was the captain of the Super Eagles to the 2013 African Cup of Nations in South Africa.

Super Eagles won the title then under late coach Stephen Keshi even though they failed to qualify for the following two editions.

Nigeria eventually qualified for the 2019 African National Cup which was held in Egypt and they got to the semifinal before losing against eventual champions Algeria.

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Gernot Rohr's men however went to to win bronze at the 2019 AFCON beating Tunisia in the third place match.

Earlier, had reported how ex Chelsea defender Celestine Babayaro expressed his opinion on the recent appointment of Nigerian legend Joseph Yobo as an assistant coach to Super Eagles gaffer Gernot Rohr.

Recently, the NFF announced the appointment of ex Everton defender Joseph Yobo as assistant coach in the Super Eagles as replacement for Imama Amakapabo.

Imama Amakapabo started as second assistant coach in the Super Eagles behind Salisu Yusuf, but after the current Enugu Rangers' handler was suspended, Imama became first assistant to Gernot Rohr.

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