Super
Eagles and Olympiakos of Greece Forward Brown Ideye says it would have been a
great honor for him to be part of the Joseph Yobo testimonial scheduled for the
27th of May in Port Harcourt.
Ideye
who is currently on holidays with his family in Port Harcourt revealed he had
made enquiries about the game before he found out he was going to be part of
the Super Eagles friendly games scheduled for the same period.
The
Super Eagles are billed to take on Mali on May 27 and then Luxembourg on the
31st of May and Ideye has been penciled down by caretaker Eagles manager Salisu
Yusuf as one of the players to prosecute the ties.
“I
really wanted to play. I had called and made enquiries last month concerning
this particular game (Yobo Testimonial) because I didn’t know I would be
invited to the national team.
“I
was like, let me come home with my family play the game then go to the states
for holidays with my family but I got called up,” Ideye said.
Full of praises
for Yobo

Ideye
who won the African Nations Cup with the Super Eagles along sides Yobo in 2013,
is full of nothing but praise for the former Eagles captain whom he says always
acted with concern towards his fellow players and wished the national
assignment didn’t coincide with an opportunity to honour his former captain.
“I
was really looking forward to the game, to play for him because I played under
him and he is a very good guy and it would have been a great honor to support
him,”Ideye told Naijafootball247.com.
Yobo
became the first Nigerian to get a 100 caps when he captained the Super Eagles
in a World Cup game against France at the FIFA World Cup on June 30 2014.
The
Nigeria Football Federation has however released current Eagles captain John
Obi Mikel and his Vice, Ahmed Musa to honor the testimonial game.

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