Former Super Eagles captain Joseph Yobo has agreed to join Kano Pillars as the League Management Company (LMC) Ambassador and could make his debut against Sunshine Stars next week.
The 35-years-old defender, who snubbed interests from other clubs in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) – FC Ifeanyi Ubah, Akwa United and Wikki Tourists of Bauchi – agreed to put ink on the dotted lines for the former League champions, africanFootball.com reports.
The presence of the former Everton of England star in the domestic league club is to promote and add value to the league by attracting more spectators to the various league match venues.
The Elite Players Scheme assigns players of international repute to Nigerian club sides in a bid to further improve the quality of the league.
Sani Kaita was a beneficiary of the scheme when he joined Enyimba for a three-month stint in 2014.
Yobo is likely to debut for Pillars in their next home game. The Kano based team are currently on sixth position in the league table with 45 points from 30 matches.