22 June 2016
Former Super Eagles captain, Joseph Yobo, 35, is ready to come out of retirement to play in the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL), the League Management Committee (LMC) says.
The defender who announced his retirement last month after a remarkable career will join the NPFL under the Elite Players Scheme that seeks to assign players of international repute to Nigerian club sides in a bid to further improve the quality of the league.
Yobo has since reached an agreement with the LMC to play the last 12 league games of the NPFL season as a League Ambassador.
The former Everton defender will be assigned a club by the LMC with Akwa United, IfeanyiUbah FC, Kano Pillars and Wikki Tourists all said to have registered interest in the former Everton defender.
4 #NPFL clubs Akwa Utd, FC Ifeanyiubah, Kano Pillars & Wikki Tourists are bidding to land the former Super Eagles defender.
— League Management NG (@LMCNPFL) June 21, 2016
Sani Kaita was a beneficiary of the scheme when he joined Enyimba for a three-month stint in 2014. The scheme is to ensure that elite players bring star quality that will bring fans to stadia during their short stints.