The event, planned to celebrate the retirement of the Super Eagles captain and most capped international, Yobo, from football, is sponsored by the Rivers State Government in collaboration with some corporate organizations.
Yobo, who met with the Cameroonian superstar at his Antalyaspor club in Turkey, weekend, confirmed that Eto’o along with outgoing Chelsea captain, John Terry, would be honoured for their contributions to the game.
“Joseph Yobo met with Samuel Eto’o over the weekend in Europe and the Camerounian reconfirmed that he is coming to Port Harcourt to be part of Yobo’s testimonial as well as personally receive the award planned for him,” observed the Coordinator of the Yobo Centenary Game, Waidi Akanni.
Akanni, who is also a former Super Eagles player, revealed that the coming of Eto’o and all the other big European and African players to Port Harcourt is creating a buzz in the Garden City.
“Our chief host, the Rivers State Governor, Ezenwo Nyesom Wike, is very enthusiastic of receiving all the football superstars coming to Port Harcourt. He has promised us that everyone coming to the Rivers State capital is going to leave with a lasting memory,” revealed Akanni.
After an illustrious career with top clubs like Real Madrid, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Chelsea, Everton and others, Eto’o currently plays as a striker for Turkish club, Antalyaspor.
He won the African Player of the Year award a record four times: in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2010. He was third in the FIFA World Player of the Year award in 2005. Eto’o scored over 100 goals in five seasons with Barcelona, and is also the record holder in number of appearances by an African player in La Liga.