I still get messages for my 2010 World Cup miss – Yakubu

I still get messages for my 2010 World Cup miss – Yakubu

Former Super Eagles striker, Yakubu Aiyegbeni says he still gets messages for the goal he missed against the Korea Republic at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

Yakubu said people have refused to forget the incident and move, but admitted he’s felt bad for days about the missing the chance.


It would be recalled that the former Everton, Middlesbrough, Leicester City, and Blackburn forward missed a glorious chance to put Nigeria ahead in the game, with an empty net at his mercy.

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA – JUNE 22: Yakubu Ayegbeni of Nigeria misses an open goal during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group B match between Nigeria and South Korea at Durban Stadium on June 22, 2010 in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

“I felt bad when I missed it but people still talk about it.


“I have always done my best to help the country but it’s weird that people still send me messages till date even on social media about that miss,” he said.


Despite the miss, Aiyegbeni converted a late penalty to salvage a 2–2 draw for the Super Eagles but it was not enough to earn the team a place in the round of 16.


During his time with the Super Eagles, Yakubu scored 20 goals from 57 appearances.


He also won two bronze medal for Nigeria at the African cup of Nations.



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