YOBO WINS FIRST TROPHY WITH FENERBAHCE
Super Eagles' Captain, Joseph Yobo, made a big breakthrough yesterday in his career as he propelled Turkish giant, Fenerbahce, to clinch its first Super League title in four years courtesy of a 2-4 away win against Sivasspor.
The victory also gave the 30-year-old a golden opportunity of grabbing his first-ever league trophy in his career. Fenerbahce opened scoring through Brazilian striker, Santos, on the 6th minute, while Navratil equalized for the homers on the 20th minute. With just about four minutes to the end of the first half, Sahin increased the tally for the visitors to keep the score 2-1. On the resumption of the second half, Alex made it three before Yobo scored the match winner on the 67th minute.
Prior to the decisive encounter, Fener was tied on 79 points with the former champion, Trabzonspor, and needed to win its last game to confirm supremacy over its rivals. This is Yobo's major honour since he moved to Europe in 1998. Yobo, commenting on his feat with Fenerbahce, said: 'I'm overwhelmed and short of words. Today (Sunday) is the greatest moment of my career. Thousands of our fans came here with great expectations and I am happy we didn't disappoint them. It's been long they won the trophy last and it is a wonderful experience celebrating with them tonight.
'I am really happy winning the Turkish title which will give me a wonderful opportunity to play in Europe's most prestigious competition (UEFA Champions League). 'When I arrived Turkey, my immediate ambition was to help Fenerbahce win the league trophy and I give God the glory for making the dream a reality. Fenerbahce is a great club and I look forward to winning more trophies with it in the near future.'