'He will bring charisma'; ― Adepoju bac
Joseph Yobo is an ideal choice to bring the Super Eagles players together says ex-Nigeria international Mutiu Adepoju.
Yobo was appointed as Gernot Rohr 8217;s assistant on Wednesday, replacing Imama Amapakabo, but his managerial wherewithal has been questioned by many who see him as the wrong choice.
However, the Everton legend has a history in international football, captaining the country to their 2013 Africa Cup of Nations triumph, as well as being Nigeria 8217;s joint most-capped player.
According to Adepoju, those factors will prove more relevant in the three-time African champions 8217; fold.
8220;Well, there is nothing bad in it. As we all know, Yobo served Nigeria so much and captained the Super Eagles. In this regard, I feel his appointment is justified, 8221; he told Goal.
8220;I don’t know whether he has a coaching badge or not, but I think he can count on his experience as a player to excel in his new position. 8221;
Yobo will be reunited with his former teammates Ahmed Musa and Kenneth Omeruo, and the ex-Real Madrid star has downplayed the fact that he might not command the duo 8217;s respect.
8220;I don 8217;t see that happening because I 8217;ve seen players manage their former teammates, yet they succeeded, 8221; Adepoju continued. 8220;He is not new to the team as he will be in the midst of some players who have played with him during his playing days.
8220;So the advantage here is that with his charisma, he will bring mutual cordiality and he will be accessible by members of Gernot Rohr 8217;s squad. 8220;By and large, the NFF appointed him for reasons best known to them, so we should all rally round him to excel. 8221;标签：