Yobo's Everton fear
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Yobo was concerned he would become a target for abuse from the Goodison Park faithful following fellow African's Alex Nyarko's disastrous spell on Merseyside.
The powerful defender feared he would also be a victim of the fans' vitriol if he failed to deliver the goods.
But the persuasive talents of Toffees manager Moyes eradicated any concerns Yobo harboured about moving to The Premiership.
"When I first spoke to David Moyes about coming to Everton I discussed the problems they have had with black players," said Yobo.
"When I saw what happened to Nyarko, I was afraid to come to Everton.
"I spoke with David Moyes about my concerns and I was very happy with our discussion.
"But I suppose the fans will be kind to you if you perform well, so that is my ambition."