Posted by News Express | 30 June 2014 | 3,893 times
It wasn’t exactly the way Joseph Yobo wanted to mark his 100th and final appearance for Nigeria.
With one of his last touches in international football, the man who has held Nigeria’s defence together for the past 13 years scored an injury-time own goal in a 2-0 loss to France in the last 16 of the World Cup on Monday.
Yobo says: “I would have loved to have done it differently.”
The 33-year-old Yobo announced after the match in Brasilia that he would be retiring from international duty to concentrate on his club career and spend more time with his family.
He became the first Nigerian to reach a century of international caps.
Yobo says: “This is it for me. My family needs me. It's been a long road.”
•Text courtesy of SuperSport. Photo shows
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