Noel Yobou is hoping to play for a club in the Absa Premiership.

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Yobou to quit relegated WP United

Posted: 8 April 2008 Time: 05:47

Western Province United goalkeeper Noel Yobou has immediately declared his intention to leave the club following confirmation of their relegation from the First Division.

The Ivory Coast born minder has been a pillar of strength at United this season.

Yobou has been with the club from the time that the Ndlovu family bought the franchise of Hellenic and campaigned in the First Division as Benoni Premier United through to their promotion to the PSL.

“I can never go down to the Vodacom League because that will be a way of saying that I have no ambitions in my career. How can I play in the third division of a country where I have played in the top league? I now need to move to a team in the top division.

“After the weekend loss the boss, Dumisani Ndlovu, asked me whether I wanted to stay and I indicated to him that I am moving on.

“Even my brother and teammate Roland Konan has no intentions of staying on and playing in a lower league,” says Yobou.

Giving his opinion about the anticipated downfall of the team Yobou reckons the lack of experience worked against them.

“When we arrived in Cape Town from Gauteng the damage had already been done but we fought with determination. The reason why we couldn’t lift the team was because we had too many youngsters in the team and lacked experience. That really brought us down,” he says.

Yobou says his contract runs out at the end of June after which he becomes a free agent to join any team of his choice.

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