Former Super Eagles captain, Joseph Yobo, finally joins Kano Pillars after snubbing interest from other NPFL clubs like FC Ifeanyi Ubah, Akwa United and Wikki Tourists of Bauchi.
The 35 years old player signed a deal with the League Management Company ( LMC), organisers of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL)which will see the former Everton and Norwich of England defender star for a domestic league club as a means of promoting and adding value to the league by attracting more spectators to the various league match venues.
The former Fenerbahce of Turkey defender, made 101 international appearances for the Super Eagles, making him the highest capped Nigerian player so far in history.
Alhaji Shehu Dikko, Chairman of the League Management Company (LMC), exclusively revealed to Completesportsnigeria.com that Kano Pillars have become the preferred destination of the defender.
“Kano Pillars”, Dikko replied when Completesportsnigeria.com asked him which club Yobo will eventually play for in his celebrated return to the Nigerian domestic top flight.
Prodded on when Yobo is expected to make his debut for the Sai Masu Gida side who have won four league titles, Dikko said that was being worked out, but added that it could be Kano Pillars next (home) game.
“For now, that is being worked out, but we’re looking at the next (home) game,” Dikko said on Tuesday during the unveiling of the LMC partnership deal with Star beer, as the official beer of the Nigeria Professional Football League at Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos.
Pillars are currently on sixth position in the league table with 45 points from 30 matches, they will travel to Ibadan to face struggling Shooting Stars in a match day 33 fixture.