Ex-Super Eagles defender Joseph Yobo has revealed that he has long followed the progression of Leganés defender Kenneth Omeruo.

Yobo told the Vanguard that Omeruo developed under his guidance and has always known the levels he would hit.

“I am happy for Omeruo because he played along with me. I am happy that he is fulfilling his potential because he is a good defender.

“Omeruo is someone I have hoped to take over from me and I am happy that he is in Spain and doing fantastically well.

“I am also happy other defenders such as Leon Balogun and other players are performing as well. It is always good that we have our defenders fit and at the moment doing well.

“Super Eagles team is presently doing well now and they need the support of all Nigerians to do well at the AFCON 2019,” Lobo said.

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