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Infantino unveils Yobo as NPFL ambassador

By Editor
27 July 2016   |   12:51 am
FIFA President, Gianni Infantino has unveiled Joseph Yobo as the brand ambassador of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL). This is even as the former Nigerian international had to put deals on hold for the NPFL role.
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FIFA President, Gianni Infantino has unveiled Joseph Yobo as the brand ambassador of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL). This is even as the former Nigerian international had to put deals on hold for the NPFL role.

At the corporate dinner held in honour of Infantino during his two-day visit to Nigeria, the FIFA president presented an NPFL customised jersey to the former Super Eagles captain. This makes the nation’s first football centurion the first ever ambassador of the NPFL.

Speaking on the new role, Yobo disclosed that he had to put some projects on hold to consummate the NPFL ambassadorial role. He believes it is his own way of aiding the growth of football in Nigeria.

“When this came up, I had many offers from Nigeria and abroad. I had to put them on hold. I had to do this because I believe in the Nigerian project. There is no place like home. Anything that will help protect the future of Nigerian football is okay by me. And this deal will help boost the Nigerian league, which is the main source of discovering talents for the national team”, he said.

He spoke glowingly of the NPFL. “The NPFL is going places. I am particularly excited with the LaLiga partnership. There are many innovations that have made the league much better than what we had in the past. I like the fact that teams can now aspire to win matches anywhere, home or away. I hope my involvement will even make the league better,” he added.