Former Super Eagles striker Yakubu Aiyegbeni has responded to his epic miss at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.
23:40 - 17.11.2023
Everton's 10-point deduction for breaching the Premier League's sustainability and profitability regulations doomed Nigeria's Yakubu Aiyegbeni to an unwanted entry into the history books.
11:20 - 16.11.2023
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After falling to an avoidable defeat to Greece in the opener, Nigeria also narrowly lost 1-0 to Argentina.
The Super Eagles' last game against South Korea was a must-win to book a place in the round of 16. It was during this match that Yakubu Aiyegbeni missed unbelievably from 5 yards out with an empty net in front of him.
Taiwo Awoniyi's miss compared to Yakubu's sitter
During Nigeria's World Cup qualifier against Lesotho, Nottingham Forest striker Taiwo Awoniyi also missed a sitter, with some Super Eagles fans tagging it a worse miss than that of Yakubu Aiyegbeni.
Pulse Sports crew decided to find out whose miss was worse. All but one member of the team picked Yakubu's 2010 miss.
The viral Instagram video, which now has close to 60,000 views, generated plenty of reactions, and Yakubu himself could not help but react.
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The former Everton striker remains one of the best African players that have featured in the Premier League, bagging 97 goals in 252 appearances across four clubs.