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Why LMC is delaying Yobo transfer to Pillars

The League management company is delaying the official unveiling of former Super Eagles skipper Joseph Yobo who signed for Kano Pillars recently due to preparations…

The League management company is delaying the official unveiling of former Super Eagles skipper Joseph Yobo who signed for Kano Pillars recently due to preparations to make it a huge ceremonial event in the North West state.
According to the source within the LMC, Yobo is a massive figure and his deal with the NPFL under the Elite Player scheme represents a massive coup for Nigeria’s top flight and so deserves to be hugely celebrated instead of just going quietly to the club.
“A big player like Yobo cannot just go to Kano and start playing without organizing a special gathering for him, so we are putting final touches to see that the state governor and other eminent Kano people will be there when we present him to their club. He’s an international figure.” He said.
Yobo’s transfer is part of an agreement with the League administrators to play for a top flight team as league ambassador under the Elite Players Scheme (EPS).
The scheme assigns players of international repute to Nigerian club sides in a bid to further improve the quality of the league. It is also to ensure that elite players bring star quality which will attract fans to stadiums during their short stints.
Sani Kaita was a beneficiary of the scheme when he joined Enyimba for a three-month stint in 2014.
Coach Mohammed Babaganaru’s Pillars hopes of wrestling the title from last season’s winners Enyimba is currently very dim considering they are presently 6th on the NPFL log with 48 points from 32 games and will be hoping to improve on their standing when they travel to Lagos to take on Ikorodu United on Sunday.

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