Nigeria captain Joseph Yobo doubtful for Liberia tie

Joseph Yobo

Nigeria captain Joseph Yobo is a major doubt for the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Liberia on Saturday after suffering a knee injury.

"Yobo is most likely to miss Saturday's game after he suffered a knee injury while in action for his club, Fenerbache," said the Nigeria team's press officer Ben Alaiya.

"He has a less than 30% chance of playing against Liberia now."

Yobo played in last month's 2-2 first-leg draw between the sides in Liberia.

However, he was replaced by Efe Ambrose in the second half.

Injury has already prevented the experienced central defender from playing in a Nations Cup qualifying play-off against Rwanda and 2014 World Cup qualifiers against Malawi and Namibia earlier this year.

Top Stories

Get Inspired Activity Finder

Run by the BBC and partners

Find ways to get active near you: