Ernest Chinwo in Port Harcourt
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has appointed Former Super Eagles Captain, Joseph Yobo, as Senior Special Assistant on Sports Development to the governor.
The governor also appointed Mr Chibuzor Aholu as Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Financial Matters.
A statement issued by the Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor on Electronic Media Simeon Nwakaudu, yesterday said both appointments take immediate effect.
Last Friday, Yobo held his international testimonial match at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, an event that was listed as part of programs to celebrate one year anniversary of the administration of Wike.
The match brought international football stars, journalists, administrators and enthusiasts together in Port Harcourt to celebrate the peace, security and development of Rivers State.
Some of the stars at the Yobo Testimonial International Match include Samuel Etoo, Austin Jay jay Okocha, Nwankwo Kanu, Sulley Muntari, Stephen Appiah, Ahmed Musa, Efe Ambrose, Vincent Enyeama, Ike Shorunmu, Augustine Eguavoen, Joel Obi and Coach Amodu Shu’aibu.
Former Manchester United Manager, David Moyes, Emmanuel Emenike, Danny Shittu and Club Proprietor, Ifeanyi Ubah were also on ground to celebrate Yobo during the testimonial match hosted by the Rivers State Government.
Nollywood Star, Osita Iheme (Paw Paw) and Ace Comedian, AY were on hand to add spice to the match while music stars like Humble Smith, Harrysong and home-boy, Duncan Mighty provided the needed entertainment.
Yobo retired from football at the World Cup in Brazil in 2014 after chalking up 101 caps at the Super Eagles.
The Ogoni-born ex-international also had an illustrious club football career that saw him play ten years at English Premiership club Everton.