Chelsea Captain, John Terry, is the latest player from the English Premier League to confirm to be available in Port Harcourt for the Joseph Yobo Centenary Game scheduled for May 27 to celebrate the retirement of the former Super Eagles captain from football.
The centre back who captained England national football team, the Three Lions between August 2006 and February 2010, and again from March 2011 to February 2012 confirmed his availability for the game to Yobo last weekend.
“We are really excited by the confirmation of John Terry for the Yobo Centenary Game in Port Harcourt. He’s one big player that is very popular here in the country because of England and Chelsea’s large followership in Nigeria,” observed Coordinator of the Centenary Game, Waidi Akanni.
Terry is Chelsea’s most successful captain, having led them to four Premier League titles, four FA Cups, three League Cups and one UEFA Champions League title since 2004.
He is one of five players to have made over 500 appearances for Chelsea and is also the club’s all-time highest scoring defender. Both Thierry Henry and Wayne Rooney are also expected along with a host of other players from Europe. Also confirmed for the match are top African players like Samuel Eto’o Fils, the Ayew Brothers, Dede and Jordan, Sulley Muntari, Djibrin Cisse and Tresor Lualua amongst others.
The Joseph Yobo Foundation is in partnership with Rivers State Government for the Centenary Game at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in the Garden City.