Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi and Ahmed Musa are set to miss the friendlies against Luxembourg and Mali after the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) allowed them attend the Joseph Yobo testimonial.
The testimonial which would honour the glorious career of the former Everton man will be played at the Adokiye Amiesimaka stadium in Port Harcourt. “The NFF leadership has decided that Mikel (Obi) and (Ahmed) Musa should be excused from the two friendly matches in Europe so that they can honour Joseph Yobo, who is having his testimonial game on the same Friday, 27th May that we are playing Mali in Rouen, France.
“The two players have been communicated accordingly,” NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, confirmed to thenff.com on Thursday May 12.
Nigeria meanwhile will play Mali in Rouen on 27th May and then take on Luxembourg in Luxembourg on the first day of June. Yobo’s testimonial is expected to be attended by Premier League legends like Thierry Henry, Wayne Rooney, John Terry and other African legends like Lualua, Samuel Eto’o Fils and Vincent Enyeama.