I was scared when Joseph Yobo retired from football, says wife


Adaeze, the wife of Joseph Yobo, former Super Eagles defender and captain, says she was scared when he retired from football.


The entrepreneur spoke about her husband’s retirement during a show hosted by Mercy Johnson Okojie.


Adaeze said she was happy about the retirement at first because it helped the family settle.


She, however, said she was scared he might get “depressed” afterward because “football is all he does”.


 “I was happy he retired, we traveled around, moved around, and stayed around different cities, so I was happy we finally get to settle, on my own side,” she said.


“But I had the fear of how he will cope because this is what he has been doing all his life. He wakes up in the morning, breathes, and does football.


“You know he won’t want to talk so when I said ‘you need to start thinking what will you do, are you not going to feel depressed?’ he said no.


 “But the otherwise scared me so I had to prepare and I had to talk him through and tell him ‘you know it is okay to tell when you are feeling sad’ but then he came out okay.”


Adaeze also revealed how she met Yobo.


“We met at an event and he came to me saying he wants to be friends with me. Within one month, he gave me a promise ring and he said he wanted to marry me but I thought he was joking,” he said.


“Then he traveled, he called me on the phone and started making arrangements two months after he proposed to me at the airport.”

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