Veteran Footballer, Yakubu Aiyegbeni Retires From Professional Football Today

at 04:10 PM, 22 Nov 17 (3 weeks ago)
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Former Super Eagles and Everton striker, Yakubu Aiyegbeni, on Wednesday announced the date of his retirement from playing football.

Yakubu, whose football career has spanned 20-years, left League two side, Coventry in April having made just three appearances for the Sky Blues.

The 35-year-old has made 250 appearances in the Premier League, scoring 96 goals.

The Veteran forward has also represented Nigeria national team at four Africa Cup of Nations and the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

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“I would like to officially announce my retirement from professional football today.

“Firstly, I would like to thank God for the career I have had. I would like to thank the entire Nigerian Football Federation and my Nigerian national team-mates for all the memorable years I had playing for the Super Eagles.

“I would also like to thank all the football clubs I played for. The managers, all club staff, owners, fellow players and my dearest family and friends who immensely supported me throughout my career.

“When I started my career at Julius Berger in Nigeria all those years ago (1997) I could only have dreamt of the success that was to follow years after.

“Also playing in England especially helped me grow as a player and as a person so much that I am now settled here. I feel the time is right for me to now focus on the next chapter in my life,”
Yakubu told Skysports.
blowout at 05:29 PM, 22 Nov 17 (3 weeks ago)
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he don clock 50 be that
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nonsovin at 06:30 PM, 22 Nov 17 (3 weeks ago)
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will I ever forget that open post he missed against North Corea at the World Cup that cost us the exit at the group stage??
it was really painful!!
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Wazubia at 07:32 PM, 22 Nov 17 (3 weeks ago)
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Quote from: nonsovin on 06:30 PM, 22 Nov 17
will I ever forget that open post he missed against North Corea at the World Cup that cost us the exit at the group stage??
it was really painful!!
north abi south korea, well is retired late, he for do it since.
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ajanni at 08:11 PM, 22 Nov 17 (3 weeks ago)
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Goodluck to him
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jeroba1 at 08:15 PM, 22 Nov 17 (3 weeks ago)
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Calamity yakubu.ur retirement no even move any home and abroad players.
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Otikadinje at 08:39 PM, 22 Nov 17 (3 weeks ago)
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Your retirement is long overdue, I retired you long time ago since that bloody loss, can't forget that look on your face that fateful day  Grin

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oludolis at 10:06 PM, 22 Nov 17 (3 weeks ago)
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Quote from: blowout on 05:29 PM, 22 Nov 17
he don clock 50 be that
´´........ you no well  Grin Grin Grin Grin
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gogoman at 10:41 PM, 22 Nov 17 (3 weeks ago)
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ha ha ha he no sabi play at all
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ThinkWisly at 11:31 PM, 22 Nov 17 (3 weeks ago)
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Old Ayegbeni way be 49 say him na 35. I know am reach him papa house for Benin, Him class mates self dey play with us till now for Benin here.
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WhaleDog at 01:20 AM, 23 Nov 17 (3 weeks ago)
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Quote from: ThinkWisly on 11:31 PM, 22 Nov 17
Old Ayegbeni way be 49 say him na 35. I know am reach him papa house for Benin, Him class mates self dey play with us till now for Benin here.
Bros ! Dat men there don dey count 55 yrs ,Yakubu no be pikin

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osarobo62 at 02:09 AM, 23 Nov 17 (3 weeks ago)
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Grin Grin  that is 35 years of playing football...not 35 years in age
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benosky4 at 05:51 PM, 23 Nov 17 (3 weeks ago)
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God bless his new chapter of life.

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