Nigerian fans have condemned the recent rantings of Super Eagles’ skipper, Joseph Yobo, on a radio station over his non-inclusion in the team that played in the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Kenya in Calabar.
Yobo had said in the interview that he feels disrepected as the captain of the national team that he wasn’t given prior notice by Coach Stephen Keshi and he feels bad he wasn’t in the team. An aggrieved fan, who tweets under the name, ‘Oge Man Utd’, wrote on his time line on the social network site: “Yobo is still ‘relevant’ because of the Nigerian we-respect-you-for-the-number-of-years-spent-in-the-Eagles norm.
“He cannot utter such callow hogwash at his club in Turkey. I don’t blame him at all.” Another, who writes under ‘Olayinka’, joined in the fray thus: “Granted Keshi should have called him, but going to the press? Childish! “ He wants to play by force, poor leader.”
And Adeyemi Adesanya, a soccer analyst added his voice: “By running to the press, Yobo is seeking for attention.” Yobo’s teammate in the Eagles, Vincent Enyeama, has jumped to support his captain by insisting that the former Everton defender remained relevant in the Eagles’ squad.