Governor of Rivers State, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, has named a block and a N4.3bn football college after Super Eagles skipper and Fenerbahce defence strongman, Joseph Yobo. Amaechi named the street resulting in Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Ikwerre Local Government Area of their state after Yobo as a mark of respect to him for leading the national team to victory at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.
The governor spoke during a state banquet in honour of the Super Eagles'star at Government House in Port Harcourt on Saturday. He explained, “We are very proud of you (Yobo) as you played well and have inked well for the united states; I congratulate you and your spouse and I wish you all of the best.
“I'm building a soccer college worth N4.3bn, which we shall name after you and we shall deliver it before we leave office. So it will soon be called Joseph Yobo Football College. The street resulting in the new stadium in the new city will soon be renamed Joseph Yobo Road.”