Amaju Pinnick defends the choice of Joseph Yobo as assistant coach

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Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president Amaju Pinnick has defended the choice of Joseph Yobo as assistant coach of the senior national team, amid a huge public outcry over his appointment last week.

The former captain, 39, replaces Imama Amapakabo and is expected to work with manager Gernot Rohr as third in command.

But some fans and a section of the local media have questioned the decision to appoint Yobo saying he ‘lacks the right qualifications’.

In his response, Amaju said the concept behind it was to nurture and condition former captain Joseph Yobo to provide leadership and mentorship for the young team.