13 January 2013

Kenya: Yobo to Take Over Kanu's Record

Eagles captain Joseph Yobo will equal a six-Afcon finals appearance record held by Nwankwo Kanu at the tournament in South Africa making it a competition for the two.

Yobo has already surpassed Kanu's record with 89 caps and he could add to this tally on Wednesday against fellow 2013 Nations Cup finalists Cape Verde in an Afcon warm-up game. "I have been blessed. Words cannot quantify God's blessings on me. Attending my sixth Nations Cup will be great and we will give it our best shot," Yobo told MTNFootball.com

The 32-year-old Fenerbache star defender has featured at the 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2010 Nations Cups, same as the legendary Musa Lawal now of blessed memory.

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