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IfeanyiUbah explains support for Yobo centenary game


JOSEPHYOBODR. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah has explained that he decided to support the Joseph Yobo centenary game because he wants to encourage active and upcoming players to always do their best when they are playing for Nigeria.

The businessman, who owns a football club, FC IfeanyiUbah, added that somebody like Yobo, who served the country for many years deserved the support of all well-meaning Nigerians, adding that he would use two of his club and the Authority Newspaper to support the testimonial match.

The testimonial match, which is planned to mark the retirement of former Super Eagles Captain, Joseph Yobo, from football, will hold on May 27 in Port Harcourt.

Coordinator of the Yobo Centennial Game, who is also a former Super Eagles player, Waidi Akanni, confirmed Ubah’s magnanimity and his involvement in the plan to give the Ogoni-born former Nigerian captain a befitting send-forth from the Beautiful Game.

“His long association with the senior national team is legendary. How he supported past testimonials for the likes of Austin Jay Jay Okocha, Taribo West and Nwankwo Kanu remain very fresh in our minds. Dr. Ubah remains a father figure for us ex internationals,” observed Akanni, who used the occasion to call on other well to do Nigerians to support worthy causes meant to celebrate past footballers who have contributed their quota to make Nigerian sports great.

Some of the corporate bodies that have indicated their support for the Joseph Yobo Centenary Game include, Sifax Group, NICON Insurance and Beko Electronics Ltd.

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