2014 FIFA WC: Nigeria captain retires after 100 international matches

Brasilia, Brazil (PANA) - Nigeria's captain Joseph Yobo has announced his retirement from the Super Eagles after Monday's 2-0 loss to France at the ongoing 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, PANA reported Monday.

Incidentally, the second round match against France was Yobo's 100th appearance for Nigeria and 10th game in the World Cup.

By that, he has surpassed the nine-match appearances of former skipper Austin ''Jay Jay'' Okocha.
"After playing in three World Cup competitions, what else remains for me?" he said. "I have to leave when the ovation is loudest. I have attained 100 matches for Nigeria."

He thanked his colleagues in the national team for the cooperation that they gave him while he was in charge.

On his milestone attainment of 100 caps, he said it was up to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to decide on the mode of honouring him for the achievement.

Nigeria's 2-0 loss to France meant the elimination of the Africans from the tournament.
-0- PANA KS/SEG 30June2014

30 june 2014 22:18:42

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