7 Years After, Nigerians Yet To Forgive Yakubu Aiyegbeni …Quits Football

Ex-Nigerian, Portsmouth, Middlesbrough & Everton player Yakubu Aiyegbeni has retired from football on his 35th birthday, but it seems Nigerians have not forgiving him yet on his goal miss at the world cup in a match against South Korea in the 2010 FIFA World Cup .

Following his retirement on Wednesday, thousands of Nigerians went on social media to comment on his retirement and many of their comments were harsh as some believed his career was over when he missed the goal.

Here are some of the tweets: https://twitter.com/BoniqqUmoh/status/933415865025990657

10 hours ago

 This is legendary miss by Yakubu Aiyegbeni in 2010 that turned his football career south and change the whole South Korea economy for good.


And in case you missed the match then, here is the highlight.

Yakubu Aiyegbeni played for 14 different clubs which include, Julius Berger Gil Vicente Maccabi Haifa Hapoel Kfar Saba Portsmouth Middlesbrough Everton Leicester City Blackburn Rovers Guangzhou R&F Al-Rayyan Reading Kayserispor Coventry City.

While playing for Nigeria, The Yak as he was fondly called recorded a total number of 21 goals and he is 3rd best all time scorer of the senior national team.

Yakubu Aiyegbeni was the first African to score a UEFA Champions League hat trick. He is the highest Nigerian goalscorer in the Premier League (95 goals). He has the most PL hat tricks for an African player (4). He’s one of 2 players to score four goals in a single PL match.


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