Tickets for the Joseph Yobo Testimonial game scheduled to be played in Port Harcourt on May 27, will go on sale on Tuesday, May 17. The former Nigeria captain will hold his testimonial at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium on May 27 with international stars from around the world expected to attend.
The organizers, putting the the current economic situation in the country into consideration, the tickets will be sold at N500 Regular, N2,000 for VIP and N5,000 for VVIP.
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Co-ordinator of the testimonial game, Waidi Akanni, said tickets will be sold at different outlets across the country as well as online, adding that there will be opportunities for fans to win tickets
“We have a lot of international stars coming, but we are also mindful of the current economic situation in the country so we have tried to make the tickets as affordable as possible.
“It’s the celebration of Yobo’s career and his achievement of being the first player to reach 100 games for Nigeria. So we will be giving out 100 tickets to fans, among other things.”
So many International stars have indicated interest in playing at the Centenary Game to to celebrate the retirement of the former Super Eagles captain from football. Last week, English Premier League star, Chelsea Captain John Terry, confirmed his availability for the game.
Thierry Henry and Wayne Rooney are among the other international footballers expected from Europe. Also confimed for the match are top African players like Samuel Eto’o Fils, the Ayew Brothers, Dede and Jordan, Sulley Muntari, Djibrin Cisse and Tresor Lualua amongst others.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has also decided to allow Super Eagles’ captain John Mikel Obi and his assistant, Ahmed Musa to be part of the testimonial game. Thus, the duo have been exonerated from the two friendly matches in Europe so that they can honour the former Eagles’ captain.
Joseph Yobo represented Nigeria at both U-20 and senior levels, captaining the Super Eagles at the 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups and featuring in six Africa Cup of Nations finals. He has also won a century of caps for the senior team, with his last match being the FIFA World Cup Round of 16 defeat by France in Brasilia in 2014.