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Yakubu Ayegbeni joins Eriksson at Leicester

Posted: 13 January 2011 Time: 21:22

Nigeria striker Yakubu Ayegbeni has joined Championship side Leicester City on a six month loan deal from Everton until the end of the season. 

Yakubu, 28, has found his opportunities severely restricted at Everton since returning from an 8-month layoff occasioned by an Achilles injury.   The deal, remains subject to league approval but Yakubu says he hopes to get the Foxes into the playoff. "Their ambitions are clear, and for me, it's all about working hard in training and getting the team to the playoffs and then the Premiership."   Foxes manager Sven-Goran Eriksson told the club's website: "Yakubu is a tremendous signing. He will bring pace, power and experience.   "He has captained his country, played in major competitions and he is a world-class footballer." 

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 09:27 pm
nawaooooooooooooo,goodluck shaa as for being "world class footballer" i have no comment on that,its more than me
posted: 10:12 pm
who will be next? may be Derby county will soon come for Mikel,who knows.... worl cup star indeed
posted: 10:26 pm
These are definitely not the best times for Yak. If you ask me Leicester is no where near the premiership now or in the future, erickson or no erickson. I don't want to sound pessimistic but I hope this is not the beginning of the end for Yak? Why Leicester? Why not another foreign league like Yobo?
posted: 10:36 pm
Yak is 28? Is that a joke or what? Yak is over 40 and moreover na the curse of 150 million Nigerians dey follow am after the great miss against Korea at the world cup. Useless boy, world class indeed, you never start. Those legs don weak. U go soon transfer to insurance of benin where you started.
Abu asmau
posted: 10:56 pm
its the matter of you putting in your best Mr Yak then you will surely get back but this make me to ask you this question are sure that you are not really old as your former coach was talking some times ago when the federation in naija frowned at his comment pls
posted: 10:57 pm
hey mr fufu,i hope u do well cos u absolutely rubbish,no thks 4 givin us a kick up the back side n out of the world cup,nemesis nemesis,e don catch am.
posted: 11:04 pm
Not a bad move for a 43 year old....
posted: 11:11 pm
posted: 11:59 pm
Erickson will soon regret this his world class signing, mark my words.
posted: 12:41 am
Yak, you are a hero. You sacrificed for your country,look at how the ungrateful people are insulting you. If we continue to treat our heroes like this, we will be doomed forever
posted: 03:41 am
@Bomb. True comment.

Yakubu has served his country to the best of his ability. It’s very unfortunate to see such comments here from Nigerians. A real shame.
Thanks Yak. Hope u do well at Leicester.
posted: 04:00 am
Why is that we don’t see the good in each other that others see in us?

A famed and accomplished coach such as Sven gave Yak compliments and thinks Yak can help them, but the wise once are here passing judgment on Yak and (even) Sven himself.
We are too knowledgeable.
posted: 11:25 am
hahahahahah......hehehehehehe.....hohohohoh.....i dey laugh oo. Yakubu, a world class footballer...Gori(mapa) or Goran, you must be a clown. When he captained his national team, what achievement does he have? what was his impact? Go on fooling urself. By the time he miss 3 begging chances that Okocha's one year old daughter will easily put into the net, you will know scores player(yakubu), like coach( gori erickson)
posted: 11:51 am
sometimes i wonder if its worth dying for Nigeria. It is very unfortunate that people never see anything good done by our players.
Well, there is always a time for everything. Anelka at a point in his career went to turkey and then Bolton before going on to join Chelsea.
Yak started out at Portsmouth in the championship and i don't see anything bad in his move now, it may well galvanize his career further. All the best YAK

posted: 01:16 pm
Yes is what you people want,You people disgrace entire Nigeria fans in world cup God will disgrace you all that went to that world cup except some.Very soon you will join experience DE Tunisia
posted: 01:24 pm
I don't know why most of our Nigerian footballers are scared to go out of England and start their career again.i was expecting Yak to go to somewhere like Italy,Germany or France which is cool too.but it seems they rather want to end their career in England.why Leicester city? look at Utaka for instance,he doesn't want to leave Portsmouth and offers keep coming in from all around Europe's still he doesn't want to leave Portsmouth.including Yobo before he was forced to accept a loan to Turkey.they even prefare been on the bench rather than going to other countries.anyway Mr Yak if it doesn't work well for you in the championship better come back home and invest with the money you made from football coz i don't want to hear the next club for you will be chesterfield or Chetham in the Nationwide league.
posted: 03:10 pm
hmmmmmmmmmmm! thank you all ...yakubu as done his best for nigeria ...we should also remember when he scored good and crucial goals for us...whathappen with yakubu happens everywhere to other footballers .so pls we should learn how to give thanks and good wishes to ourselves this will make us great....yak problems begin when the nff could not give us the kind of quality coach we needed in our national team..and most of our proffessional players surffer this ...this bring down our national team pride this guys could no longer play the way they should play..let thank god for having sia...i hope he will help to tranform the new players to better ..thanks pls don't hate yak him this is life ...deminising return we catch up with everyone ..
Omo 9ja
posted: 05:32 pm
Yakubu did is best for Nija but we Nigerians does not want any misstake at all. we all known what Yakubu can do in times of Football. And The Yak is not at his best right now, thats what coursed the problem. I wish you the best Mr Yakub, forward ever backward never for you and everyone of us. Amen. Up Nija.
posted: 05:37 pm
@Ken Gadaffi...pls help Yakubu to secure a better club in Cambodia, I know you can do that for him and all Nigerian fans will hold you at a high esteem, you can even win the best agent of the century.
Omo 9ja
posted: 05:37 pm
Yakubu did is best for Nija but we Nigerians does not want any mistake at all. we all known what Yakubu can do in times of Football. And The Yak is not at his best right now, thats what coursed the problem. I wish you the best Mr Yakub, forward ever backward never for you and everyone of us. Amen. Up Nija
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