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Joseph Yobo plays for Kano Pillars

What is the contribution of Joseph Yobo to success of Nigerian national team? What is the name of popular football clubs, where the famous player took part? Read the article to learn the most interesting facts about this Nigerian sportsman.

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Joseph Yobo started professional career in Standard in 1998. He debuted in team's line-up in 2000 and played for club 46 times. In 2001, he was bought by Marseille. After a debut, Yobo was rented by Tenerife. After about nine months, Yobo returned to Marseille, and in July 2002, he went to the Everton on a leasehold basis. In 2003, Everton redeemed the player from Marseille. Yobo became one of the most consecutive players in the Everton, and was one of seven players in league who played all games throughout a season 2006/07. In 2006, Yobo extended the contract with club till 2010. In the season 2009/10, Yobo was necessary to adapt to the new partner in defense, Sylvain Distin, after Joleon Lescott went on the left flank and Phil Yagelki got injuries. On November 2009, he scored his own goal in Mercyside and the Everton lost 0:2.

The season 2010/11 he spend in lease in Turkish Fenerbahçe as a part of which he became the champion of Turkey. Before a season 2011/12 Turkish club extended lease of the football player. On January 30, 2014, he passed into English Norwich City on a leasehold basis until the end of season 2013/14. In the World Cup 2002 in Japan and South Korea, he played 3 matches, but didn't help the national team of Nigeria to leave the group. His game received positive reviews on the international level. He also played at World Cup 2010 in South Africa. Yobo also played at WC in Brazil in 2014 where he was the author of own goal. After that, he declared the refusal to support the national team. By the end of 2015 the net worth of Joseph Yobo was estimated to be more than N8 billion. It is equal to more than 48 million US Dollars.

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News about testimonial match

Recently the chairman of League Management Company reported that the famous football player would shortly join joining four-time Nigeria League champions, Kano Pillars. 36-year Yobo played more than 1 hundred times for the national team of Nigeria. As the ambassador of LMC, he signed the contract to play a major role in the main team of the country for further increase in competitiveness of league. The chairman of LMC told journalists in Lagos that the team agreed that Yobo is ahead of the other opponents.

‘At the moment, terms of the contract aren’t discussed, but we expect the fastest participation of the football player in a home match’ – Dikko said when he was asked when Yobo joins Kano Pillars football club. Yobo, playing for the Everton, also had a major role for the best European clubs including Fenerbahçe in Turkey. Originally, he intended to play the last 12 games of a season, but Yobo can also take part in five games as the league is at the later stages.

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