Yakubu Aiyegbeni Announces Retirement Date From Football

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Former Super Eagles and Everton Veteran 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.

“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.

 

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