How Joseph Yobo would cope after football worried me – Wife

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Adaeze, wife of former Super Eagles captain, Joseph Yobo has revealed how she worried about what would become of her husband after he announced his retirement from football.

Adaeze, who is now a business woman 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 other life scared me, so I had to prepare and I had to talk to him 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 friend 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.

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

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