OKOCHA, KANU, MIKEL? YOBO NAMES THE BEST PLAYER
*Okocha, Mikel Or Kanu ? Yobo Names Best Player He Played With In Super Eagles*
Former Everton star Joseph Yobo played with different generations of Super Eagles players during his time with the senior national team.
In his first major tournament, the 2002 Africa Cup of Nations in Mali, the central defender was in the same Super Eagles team as Finidi George, Austin Okocha, Sunday Oliseh and Nwankwo Kanu, and was a member of the 2013 AFCON-winning team that contained Victor Moses and John Obi Mikel.
Yobo chose Okocha as the best Super Eagles teammate he played with in his international career and highlighted that the PSG Hall of Famer can single-handedly win matches.
“That’s a very tough question because it’s different generations,” Yobo told Nigeria Info FM Port Harcourt.
“I was blessed and privileged to play with the older ones, the golden generation of Sunday Oliseh and Finidi George, and everybody that was in that set up, in the 2002 Nations Cup.
“But unfortunately they couldn’t make it to the World Cup, so there was a missing link.
“Overall one player that was very key and I still think is irreplaceable in the team with his quality is Jay-Jay Okocha because he’s a playmaker.
He’s somebody that on his good day can win you a game on his own.
“As my teammate, the things that I saw him do in training, some people didn’t see that in the game, he’s unique, he’s phenomenal.
” Okocha was a key player for the Super Eagles at the 1994, 1998 and 2002 World Cup and won the Nations Cup in 1994 plus an Olympic gold medal in 1996.