Former Super Eagles and Everton player Joseph Yobo was in his first meeting with Super Eagles as they held their first technical crew meeting since the lock-down due to the coronavirus pandemic. The technical crew of the Super Eagles of Nigeria has admitted newly appointed assistant coach of the team, Joseph Yobo, into its fold, the former Super Eagles captain is the newest face in the crew. The meeting was video call conference meeting and it has an attendance of about seven or more people with Joseph Yobo inclusive.
Toyin Ibitoye who is the Media Officer of the team confirmed the development in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday. According to Toyin Ibitoye said the former captain of the team was admitted into the crew during a meeting via video conferencing on Sunday.
Joseph Yobo was welcomed officially to the team at the meeting, the scouts and assistant coaches were able to provide the head coach with information about all our players in Europe and draw up a plan that will help them monitor the players outside, this was made known by Ibitoye.
He said this was the first meeting since Gernot Rohr was handed a contract extension, adding that this offered him the opportunity to enforce his philosophy and the need for the team to stay focused and hungry for greater success. NAN reports that Nigeria re-signed Rohr to a new two-year contract extension in May that would see the German finish as the longest-serving coach in Super Eagles history by the end of his tenure.
News reporters said that those that took part in the video conferencing alongside the head coach and Yobo included Nabil Trabelsi, video analyst and Jean Luc Royer, who is the fitness coach. The faces in the meeting were were Tunde Adelakun, who is the chief scout; goalkeeper coach Alloy Agu, Ibrahim Gyaran the team’s doctor and Anaemeka Anozie, the team’s physiotherapist.