Football: Yakubu Aiyegbeni retires, thanks NFF, Nigerians, clubs
Former Super Eagles and Everton forward, Yakubu Aiyegbeni, has announced his retirement from football as he clocked 35.
The Yak as he was popularly known confirmed the decision on Wednesday thus drawing the curtain on a 20-year career that saw him play for a record 14 clubs including loan deals.
He made about 57 appearances for the national team scoring 21 goals in the bargain.
In the Premier league where he was at a time a must play and a must score, he made 250 appearances , scoring 96 goals. The highest of such goals was scored for Portsmouth where he scored 29 goals,25 for Middlesborough and 25 for Everton among others.
“I would like to officially announce my retirement from professional football today,” Aiyegbeni told Sky Sports News.