if not mistaken of this kind should not be for the public to hear not talk less of the media...There has been rumours speculating the media for some weeks now that footballer, Joseph Yobo’s in-laws are extremely angry with him because he is yet to marry his wife, Adaeze traditionally and also another controversy that came up a week ago was the question of the actual age of the Super Eagles captain. All this is not true, Yobo’s Nigeria media representative, Abiola Aloba has said.
“The story is a misrepresentation of Joseph Yobo’s marital status. I spoke with his wife, Adaeze in Istanbul, Turkey few days ago, she just laughed it off. She said it’s only her father who can claim such and not one faceless person, who has no trace or identity.”
“The whole thing is a distraction and should not be taken serious. Her mother has been with her for the past one week. I believe if there was a problem she wouldn’t be staying that long in the first place,” Mr. Aloba added. The Igwes from Iru-Owelle village in Awka, Anambra State are said to recognize the Igba Nkwu more than their . And without that, the marriage is not yet done.
Joseph Yobo and Adaeze were joined in holy matrimony on December 31, 2009, at the International, Prayer City, Jos, Plateau State. The couple celebrated their fourth wedding anniversary in December 2013. Presently, they are blessed with a baby boy.
However Football analyst, Dudu Orumen had dropped a bombshell claiming Joseph Yobo has no business in the present Super Eagles squad on the basis that he (Yobo) is 40 and not 33 as he claimed. This is coming at a time the former Everton FC of England defender got a recall to the Nigerian team after almost a year of being left out of the team by coach Stephen Keshi.
His official date of birth as listed online is September 6, 1980, and his place of birth is Kano. The footballer left Fenerbache of Turkey in January after seeing few playing times to join Norwich City FC of England on loan all in an attempt to keep fit and make the final squad of Nigeria’s Super Eagles for the World Cup in Brazil in June 2014.
According to Mr. Aloba, “I have tried reaching him on that issue but I couldn’t. I am not sure he would want to be bothered about age controversy because presently he is concentrating on his career. He just joined Norwich City in England and getting playing time is his priority now and not distraction.”
He said finally.
(Additional material from Encomium magazine)