Nigeria striker Brown Ideye has said he would have wished to feature in Friday’s Joseph Yobo Testimonial, but for the fact he has also ...
Nigeria striker Brown Ideye has said he would have wished to feature in Friday’s Joseph Yobo Testimonial, but for the fact he has also been recalled by the Super Eagles for friendlies against Mali and Luxembourg.
The Mali match will be played on the same day in France.
The Olympiacos hitman said it would have been a great personal honour to be part of the Yobo Testimonial.
"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,” he said.
"I was like let me come home with my family play the game then go to the United States of America for holidays with my family, but I got called up.”
He added: “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 honour to support him."
Yobo became the first Nigerian to win 100 caps when he captained the Super Eagles in a 2014 World Cup game against France.
The Nigeria Football Federation have, however, released Eagles captain Mikel Obi and his assistant, Ahmed Musa, for the testimonial.