Yobo to return soon, says Keshi

Eagles captain Joseph Yobo

Eagles captain – Joseph Yobo

Nigeria Coach Stephen Keshi has debunked rumours in the media that he has ruled out the issue of skipper Joseph Yobo returning to the national team.

Yobo was left out of the Super Eagles team since the African Nations Cup victory in February. The coach has now made it clear that captain Yobo will sooner than later be back in the squad.

“He is like a younger brother to me and I want the best for him but there seems to be a desperate bid to create a war between me and my captain and I will always reject that because he remains one of Nigeria’s big football players and we cannot rush him out just like that”, Keshi said.

The Eagles boss also took the opportunity to declared that there are issues he is always misquoted out of context about.

“When I speak about the NFF, it’s convenient for people to misquote me, to create crisis between me and my employers but I had never had any problem with them and they have said so.

“The Aminu Maigari-led NFF board has been more than supportive of the team that we have on ground and nobody should say otherwise just to create sensation.

“There are channels of communications in the NFF and the Super Eagles and if information do not come though those channels they should be disregarded.”