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Nigerians In Sports: Onazi Vows To Reunite With Yobo

Nigerian football star, Ogenyi Onazi, has vowed to work really hard so he would be recalled to the Super Eagles to reunite with new assistant coach, Joseph Yobo, who he played together with before the latter called time on his international career after a second round of 16 finish at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Earlier this year, the Nigeria Football Federation turned to the services of Yobo after Imama Amapakabo was shown the exit door.

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It will be recalled that Yobo and Onazi were instrumental in Nigeria’s triumph at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa when Nigeria was crowned African champions for the third time with Yobo as team captain. Onazi who plies his trade with Turkish league side, Denizlispor, has been out of the Super Eagles fold for a long while due to a long injury lay-off but has vowed to reunite with his former captain.

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Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup was the last time we played together and it was a big privilege playing along with him in the Super Eagles…I used to call him ‘senior man’ because of the respect I have for him and because of his personality. Seeing Yobo as a coach now, I will do everything to play for him and also respect him because he is loaded with experience

Ogenyi Onazi


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