"They Still Bully Me After 14 Years" – Yakubu Aiyegbeni Speaks On Missing Tap-in For Nigeria

Date: 02-03-2024 12:22 pm (2 months ago) | Author: Mister Jay Wonder
- at 2-03-2024 12:22 PM (2 months ago)

Former Super Eagles striker Yakubu Aiyegbeni has voiced his frustration over the persistent criticism he faces from Nigerians regarding a missed goal dating back 13 to 14 years ago.

Recalling the infamous incident from June 22, 2010, during a World Cup match between Nigeria and South Korea, Aiyegbeni expressed his dismay over the relentless bullying he continues to endure from football enthusiasts.

The unforgettable miss occurred when Nigeria was trailing South Korea 2-1 in their final Group A encounter at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in South Africa. Despite later redeeming himself with a penalty goal, Aiyegbeni found that Super Eagles fans were unwilling to forgive or forget his earlier error.

In a recent interview shared on social media platform X, Aiyegbeni lamented receiving ongoing messages from disgruntled fans, some even questioning how he would explain the miss to his daughter, Kayla.

Reflecting on his contributions to Nigerian football, Aiyegbeni highlighted his pivotal role in securing qualification for the Korea-Japan 2002 World Cup. He emphasized scoring crucial goals in Sudan that propelled the national team to the global stage, yet he remains overshadowed by the lingering memory of the missed opportunity against South Korea.

Despite his significant contributions to Nigerian football history, Aiyegbeni expressed disappointment that his achievements are often overlooked, with the focus solely on his missed goal. He underscored the need for recognition of his broader contributions to the sport, urging fans to acknowledge his pivotal role in Nigeria's football journey.

Posted: at 2-03-2024 12:22 PM (2 months ago) | Addicted Hero
- fineboy77 at 2-03-2024 12:50 PM (2 months ago)
That miss.....

Posted: at 2-03-2024 12:50 PM (2 months ago) | Addicted Hero
- Makodama at 2-03-2024 05:40 PM (2 months ago)
That miss was epic sha,it denied Nigeria the opportunity to qualify for the round of sixteen of the tournament.Still on still we know say you di ball but dah miss hard to forget O!

Posted: at 2-03-2024 05:40 PM (2 months ago) | Gistmaniac
- gogoman at 2-03-2024 11:18 PM (2 months ago)
we no go gree!!! how u go explain to kayla
Posted: at 2-03-2024 11:18 PM (2 months ago) | Grande Master
- wolefafo at 3-03-2024 12:36 PM (2 months ago)
The miss was a payback cos you were not included in the 2002 Nigerian World Cup Squad after securing qualification for the Nation.....Your daughter will understand.....Shikena
Posted: at 3-03-2024 12:36 PM (2 months ago) | Gistmaniac