NFF, FIFA, Everton Celebrate Yakubu At 37

NFF, FIFA, Everton Celebrate Yakubu At 37

By Adeboye Amosu:

The Nigeria Football Association, FIFA, Everton and Middlesbrough have all celebrated former Super Eagles forward, Yakubu Aiyegbeni on the occasion of his 36th birthday, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.

Yakubu made 57 appearances for the Super Eagles and scored 21 goals. He is the third highest scorer in the history of the Super Eagles.

He represented Nigeria at four African Cup of Nations finals, the 2010 FIFA World Cup and the 2000 Summer Olympics.

The Yak as he is fondly called was part of the Super Eagles side that won bronze at the 2002, 2006 and 2010 Africa Cup of Nations.

Yakubu is well remembered by Nigeria fans for missing an open goal in the country’s 2-2 draw against South Korea at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

“It’s Yakubu Aiyegbeni’s birthday. The bulky striker scored 21 goals in 57 appearances for the @NGSuperEagles and remains third all-time highest goal scorer for the team. Have a good one ‘The Yak,” reads a tweet on NFF twitter handle.

FIFA also felicitates with Yakubu and some of his birthday mates on their special day.

“🎂 #HBD to @ChrisSmalling (29), @Fellaini (31), @ASAMOAH_GYAN3 (33), Yakubu Aiyegbeni (36), Torsten Frings (42), Alemao (57) & Radomir Antic (70),” FIFA tweeted.

Two of his former club, Everton and Blackburn also sent their wishes to the forward.

“Happy 3️⃣6️⃣th birthday, Yakubu! #EFC 💙,” reads the tweet on the Everton Twitter handle.

“It’s also Yakubu’s birthday today!,” Blackburn Rovers tweeted.

The forward also had stint with clubs in Isreal and Turkey in a remarkable career that started at defunct Nigeria Professional Football League club, Julius Berger.

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  • Chima E Samuels 4 weeks ago

    Ighalo senior happy birthday good to see you after that World Cup. Lol more money in your bank!

    • Dr. Drey 4 weeks ago

      Hehehehe..hahahaa….at least we have seen your Isaac success…and the results tells the full story

      • Drey day, I am giving you your last warning, if you ever speak Chima like that again I will deal with you mercilessly.
        Not only will I have you banned from this platform, I will have you banned from all football platforms.
        At this rate, you will only be able to comment on table tennis platforms.
        Who do you think you are anyway?
        If you want to continue to be able to eat pounded yam without choking, you better respect your elders.
        You are only jealous of Chima because he is wealthy and wise but you are not.
        Don’t let me deal with you mercilessly.
        Be warned.

        • Dr. Drey 4 weeks ago

          Hahahahaha…I stopped taking you seriously a long time ago

      • Chima E Samuels 4 weeks ago

        Stop smoking wee Drey final advice! Ashy you Dey wine/tease me Abi?hehe

        • Dr. Drey 4 weeks ago

          Hahahahaha…final advice indeed…! If wee makes me talk so much sense….then i’ll rather smoke wee and make plenty of sense than not smoke wee and talk like an imbecile.
          Meanwhile…..we are still waiting for you to come out and congratulate G.rohr & the super eagles for once again qualifying for a major tournament with a game to spare. You can swallow your pride and crawl out of your hole now and celebrate with “WELL MEANING” Nigerians before the champagne goes stale.

          • Chima E Samuels 4 weeks ago

            You don craze no be today I’m waiting to celebrate World Cup quarter final or trophy that Rohr could not qualify from the group and you’re talking about less valued afcon. Your ambition is too low grow it

          • Ashy Slashy 4 weeks ago

            What! Chima talking like imbecile??? Tufia Kwa!!!! I reject it for Chima 100 times.
            Look you this Dr Drey . Are you a Doctor or a dentist? I order you now to apologize to Chima or else I will rub your face in the mud!
            Do you know who he is or why are you talking like eberibe?
            Respect your elders. Why have you taken it upon yourself to be disrespectful to your elders?
            I feel like giving you a dirty slap.

          • Dr. Drey 4 weeks ago

            Hahahaahaaha…nobody did him injustice boy….he had an eye surgery which he never recovered from quickly enough to make the world cup team.

          • Dr. Drey 4 weeks ago

            Hahahaha….Clowns of the same feathers. The two of the remind me of two drunkards walking under the moonlight.
            One is waiting to celebrate world cup final…i wonder how the team will get there without qualifying first. The other is busy licking his yansh and issuing empty threats.

          • Ashy Slashy 4 weeks ago

            You are missing the third clown, the one who had Doctorate degree in football analysis lol

          • Ashy Slashy 4 weeks ago

            The noises of the empty barrels seem to be loudest in your own ears.
            I put it to you that that is a reflection of your personality as well.

        • Ashy Slashy 4 weeks ago

          Chima, a beg no mind am bo. Na small boy dey worry am .
          Next time he talks to you like that I will personally go to Mark Zuckerberg and ask him to delete Dr Drey’s Facebook account.
          I will then speak to Mumuni Alao and request that he is handed a lifetime ban from this platform.
          Maybe then I will appreciate who you are . Nonesence.
          I don’t know why he can’t respect his elders.

          • Dr. Drey 4 weeks ago

            Hahahaha…one boy owns a loaf of bread and wouldnt let his classmates hear word….yet the son of the owner of the bakery is in the same class and no one ever hears him talk. Empty barrels make d loudest noise

          • Ashy Slashy 4 weeks ago

            At least only you are responding to the noises of the empty barrels. I wonder what that says about you.

          • Dr. Drey 4 weeks ago

            Haahahaha…Its bcos your noise disturbs the peace of the forum…so someone has to nip the noise in the bud. When an empty barrel is clanging all over the place…someone has gotta go put it in its right place

          • Ashy Slashy 3 weeks ago

            Ha ha ha, funny guy….

  • 2010 a World Cup to forget 

    https://youtu.be/JksOY0ATSVE

  • Ashy Slashy 4 weeks ago

    One of the greatest injustice done to Yakubu was not allowing him to go to 2002 world cup.
    He will never forgive those concerned.

  • Dr. Drey 4 weeks ago

    Hahahaahaah…jam-talker…..nobody did him injustice boy….he had an eye surgery which he unfortunately never recovered from quickly enough to make the world cup team.

    • Ashy Slashy 4 weeks ago

      Drey Day, according to the links below, Yakubu missing the 2002 World Cup remains shrouded in mystery.
      Yes he had eye surgery but 2 reputable British media outlets namely The Guardian and the BBC recorded this as controversial and dirty politics respectively.
      If you choose to only believe the official statement, then, each to their own.

      ://news.bbc.co.uk/sport3/worldcup2002/hi/team_pages/nigeria/newsid_1957000/1957922.stm

      ://amp.theguardian.com/football/2007/mar/04/newsstory.sport3

      ://news.bbc.co.uk/sport3/worldcup2002/hi/team_pages/nigeria/newsid_2019000/2019407.stm

      If for you, jam-talking means taking information from different sources before making an informed judgement, so be it.

      • Ashy Slashy 4 weeks ago

        Type the links on Google search engines to bring up the articles, boy.

      • Dr. Drey 4 weeks ago

        Hohahahahhaha…..CIA wannabe
        I dont need to give you links…your own links tell all the story
        .
        “- the OFFICIAL reason was his late recovery from an eye operation – “…that says it all boy.
        .
        “Yakubu was sent home from Tunisia 04 with Celestine Babayaro and Victor Agali for ‘just drinking coffee in the bar one night. Four months later it was claimed we were with girls, which was UNTRUE. I told them I would never play again.’ The Nigerian FA apologised and Yakubu was coaxed back for a World Cup qualifier in September 2005”
        .
        1ST QUESTION – Why was his expulsion from 2004 camp affirmed to be untrue and his exemption from the 2002 WC not affirmed by both the player and the reporter to also be untrue.
        .
        2ND QUESTION – Of all those expelled from the national team after 2002 AFCON, why was it ONLY YAKUBU that returned to the team right after the WC without being begged or pacified…if truly he was expelled. The very first match the SE played under christian chukwu…i guess that was against Angola in Luanda – I stand to be corrected….Yakubu was the starting striker.
        .
        Dem tell me nor be mate with I see am korokoro.

        • Ashy Slashy 4 weeks ago

          1)Well, there are 2 sides to every story. Yakubu made reference to what he believed was said and then offered his own side of the story.
          2)The fact he returned to the national team after the 2002 World Cup may be explained in the way that the coach who “controversially” excluded him (Onigbinde) was no longer in charge. After the dismal failure of Onigbinde at the World Cup, the FA wanted to go to a different direction so they appointed a different coach.
          Yakubu ‘may’ have been convinced that the new coach may bring a new era which he wanted to be part of.
          Those are the ways I can explain it, boy.
          Having said all that, if you can offer a different set of sequence of events, I will be only to happy to read it as you witnessed this korokoro

          • Dr. Drey 4 weeks ago

            Oga…..order for the disbandment of the team after 2002 AFCON came from the then Minister of sport, Ishaya Aku through the director of sports Patrick Ekeji. It wasn’t the coach that banned them from the team. So the FA couldnt have gone contrary to orders from the ministry after the world cup. The yak missed the the 2002 WC due to late recovery. Case Closed…!!!

          • Dr. Drey 4 weeks ago

            He could have as well offered “his own side” of his world cup omission stories if the official position that we hadnt recovered well enough to be on the team were to be false.

          • Ashy Slashy 4 weeks ago

            Well, the writer mentioned controversial circumstances.

          • Ashy Slashy 4 weeks ago

            Also, oga, the sports minister who gave the orders to disband the team perished in a plane crash in May 2002.
            With the sports minister who gave the orders and the coach who carried out the orders no longer in their respective positions, it “may” explain why Yakubu chose to come back to the national team so soon after the world cup.

    • Bomboy 4 weeks ago

      Dr. Drey, respect. Thanks for posting that video of the SE celebrating AFCON qualification. I am glad to know it means so much to them as it does to us. .
      As for Chima and Ashley, I think they are one and the same person with different user names, or they are husband and wife!

      • Dr. Drey 4 weeks ago

        Oga sir…U r welcome.
        Dont mind all these ones who sign in with multiple identities to constitute nuisance on ds forum

      • Chima E Samuels 4 weeks ago

        Confused people with crazy names Bomboy and Drey is that what you answer at school. When you are high on wee you start bearing anything.if Uganda is celebrating Afcon qualifier of 2 per group Almighty Nigeria should join dem you two are clowns crazy bunch of jokes. Stop smoking wee

        • Dr. Drey 4 weeks ago

          Hahahahaha….it seems someone’s day of joy has been postponed by another one year…I mean one full year. Even your Isaac Success was dancing etigidi in the dressing room after qualification along with the rest of his team mates. that shows how much it means to them. I know people like you who have never achieved anything tangible in life do not appreciate success. In projects management, there’s what they call deliverables, and every deliverable attained is worth appraising and celebrating. In Germany there’s a ceremony they call ‘Roof Topping’…it done when you have constructed a structure up to roofing level… Its always a huge ceremony, even though the structure is not anywhere near completion…yet they celebrate it. Those who celebrate success always get accustomed to being successful. No matter how much you try to downplay it….AFCON qualification is a milestone…and WELL MEANING Nigerians are still celebrating. Your own day of joy when G. Rohr will fail is not coming anytime soon. Deal with it….!!! LOL

          • Chima E Samuels 4 weeks ago

            What is your problem don’t single out players and tag me they’re all Nigerians and I’m into political propaganda like you. Truth be told doesn’t mean you’ll come and be tagging me as if I’m taking sides

          • Chima E Samuels 4 weeks ago

            I’m not into political propaganda CS give us edit

  • Ashy Slashy 4 weeks ago

    Drey Day, to be clear, this is what I have done.
    I have shown you links of 2 highly reputable British media outlets stating 3 things which are:
    1. Yakubu was already having light training after his eye surgery and was expected to make the final world cup squad in 2002.
    2. BBC, in their interview with Sunday Oliseh, attributed Aiyegbeni’s omission from the 2002 World Cup squad under the title ‘dirty politics’. This was a deliberate editorial decision on the part of BBC to place this matter under such a heading.
    3. The Guardian, whilst acknowledging the official line, still took the editorial decision to label Yakubu’s omission from the 2002 World Cup as controversial.
    Now listen, there are 2 sides to every story. If you can prove to me that the ONLY REASON why Yakubu missed the 2002 World Cup was SOLELY due to his eye surgery, then I will listen to you.
    Until then, keep your conclusions on this matter to yourself and I will keep mine (which by the way is derived from reputable and verifiable sources) to myself.

    • From the Guradian link you posted it says
      “I told them I would never play again.’ The Nigerian FA apologised and Yakubu was coaxed back for a World Cup qualifier in September 2005, only to be kept on the bench by the new coach, Austin Eguavoen.

      Again he was unhappy. ‘I spoke to Eguavoen about not playing and after I left he told the players that if anything goes wrong they should hold me responsible. That’s why I refused to go to last season’s Nations Cup despite pressure from my parents. And I don’t regret that…”

      So not just eye problem, but attitude problem as well.

      He threatened not to play for Nigeria and it was possible that with someone as disruptive as this “I no go play” that he was also omitted for this reason.

      if I were coach, I will not beg anybody to play.

      Playing for one’s country should be an honour, not a right and certainly not begrudgingly

      • Ashy Slashy 4 weeks ago

        BigD, I couldn’t agree with you more.
        The singular point I want to pick out from that article is this paragraph: ”
        ” He had also made his international debut, aged 17, against Ethiopia, before he was ***controversially*** left out of the Nigeria 2002 World Cup squad – the official reason was his recovery from an eye operation – having played in that season’s African Nations Cup.
        Now BigD, as you quite rightly pointed out, the whole article paints the picture about the wider issue around Yakubu’s attitude at the time.
        All I wanted to point out is that, editorially, the online newspaper chose to label Yakubu’s omission from the squad as “controversial” although they concede that there was an “official line” provided for his omission.
        Finally, like you said, his attitude may have also had a part to play in his “controversial” omission from the 2002 squad.

      • Ashy Slashy 4 weeks ago

        BigD, allow me to remind you of the premise of my argument which is:
        The exclusion of Yakubu Aiyegbeni from the 2002 World Cup can not be conclusively attributed solely to ‘recovery from eye operation’. There may have been other factors behind this.
        To back up my position, I presented 3 links.
        Now, as we are all lifetime learners, I would like anyone to prove me wrong with verifiable information.
        If this is done, I will then consider altering my position.
        Until then, MY POSITION STANDS!

        • Dr. Drey 4 weeks ago

          ” Nigeria striker Yakubu Aiyegbeni has resumed light training after undergoing an eye operation.
          “He said he’ll will be available to play from the middle of May,” revealed Nigerian FA secretary-general Taiwo Ogunjobi.

          Aiyegbeni has not played for Nigeria since Adegboye Onigbinde took charge, despite being listed in the coach’s 55-man provisional World Cup squad.

          The striker was in Nigeria’s African Nations Cup side and scored the goal that won the team the bronze medal in the 1-0 defeat of hosts Mali.

          Ogunjobi said: “I sent him a ‘Get-well’ fax message, the same that I sent to [Ifeanyi] Udeze and [Celestine] Babayaro, who’re also injured.

          “Yakubu said he is happy and looks forward to being part of the Eagles in the run-up to the World Cup finals”.

          Nigeria face England, Argentina and Sweden in the first round World Cup group phase, starting on 31 May.

          Recoveries

          Aiyegbeni, who plays for Israeli club Maccabi Haifa, gained international recognition during the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney.

          His last-gasp goal against Honduras, a rasping shot into the roof of the net, earned Nigeria a 3-3 draw and was voted one of the best in the tournament.

          Ogunjobi said defender Udeze, who suffered an ankle injury during the friendly against Paraguay, “is recovering in Nigeria”.

          Left wing-back Babayaro is also “getting well” from a thigh strain and the trio are delighted the NFA is monitoring their progress, he added.

          None however will be fit for Nigeria’s friendly against Kenya on 4 May in Lagos”
          .
          The above report was written on the 29th of April 2002
          It is clearly written that he had only resumed light training and wasn’t gonna be available on the 4th of May against kenya. It was even clearly stated he was listed in the provisional 55 man squad. He also clearly didn’t play our friendly against Paraguay. Our last friendly before the world cup was played on the 16th may against Ireland. The 23 man squad was announced after that game.
          It is crystal clear that the dude was never fit and ready for the world cup in 2002 which started later that same month. He never got to play in any of our preparatory matches en-route the world cup. So for a player who was still undergoing light training 2-3 weeks before our 1st game at the worldcup after being out for months and not playing in any of the friendlies…..it would have taken being a Ronaldo da lima, CR7 or lionel Messi to make the team eventually.
          All these conspiracy theorists should go and get a better job to do. They cant always fool all of the people all of the time.
          Nobody can shave our heads while we are awake. Agba kii wa l’oja k’ori omo titun wo

          • Ashy Slashy 4 weeks ago

            I am a firm believer that “there is no smoke without fire”.
            You choose to believe what you want to believe based on your constructed timeline and interpretation of the information I presented.
            I will believe what I believe.
            The fact that *conspiracy theories* exist on the matter is proof enough for me that there is no smoke without fire.

  • Ashy Slashy 4 weeks ago

    Dr Drey, I am not disputing what you say about the disbanding of the team and where the directives came from.
    All I am saying is reputable media like The Guardian and BBC have ran stories that “appear” to suggest that there “may” have been have been more to Yakubu’s omission from the 2002 world cup squad other than his eye injury.
    I repeat, unless anyone comes to me with any information to the contrary, MY POSITION STANDS!

    • Dr. Drey 4 weeks ago

      “One of the greatest injustice done to Yakubu was not allowing him to go to 2002 world cup. He will never forgive those concerned.”….Now that is a statement of fact coming from you.
      .
      All of a sudden you come up with these may, may, may, may…..wake up boy…we in November
      .
      [Nigeria striker Yakubu Aiyegbeni has resumed light training after undergoing an eye operation. “He said he’ll will be available to play from the middle of May,” revealed Nigerian FA secretary-general Taiwo Ogunjobi].
      .
      Kindly Underline “he said he will be available in the middle of may”.
      We played our last pre worldcup friendly on the 16th of may and the 23 man list was released after that game. He NEVER got to play any of these friendlies.
      Continue to STAND o. I nugo..!!!
      When you are tired of standing you will go and find somewhere to sit down. lol.

  • Ashy Slashy 4 weeks ago

    If you get me a chair, maybe I will find somewhere to sit down with it.
    I made a statement of fact based on the information available to me whilst maintaining all the time that I am flexible to change my mind in light of fresh and concrete information.
    Although you provided fresh perspective, it is not concrete in my eyes.
    Your contribution, in all fairness, have provided me with more information and greater perspective than I had prior (thanks for that).
    However, it has not done enough to make me change my mind.
    I will continue to stand for what I believe. If that presents a problem to anyone, that is their problem.

  • Ashy Slashy 4 weeks ago

    Finally, I found It, DR DREY WHERE ARE YOU.
    Kindly find below a link to an article to which Yakubu Aigbeni himself cursed those responsible for excluding him from the 2002 world cup.
    Unless you buy me that chair. I will continue to stand up to what I believe.
    Now, boy, I still maintain an open mind.
    I am waiting for you to provide your own proof to the contrary.
    For now, happy reading. Ha ha ha.

    ://allafrica.com/stories/200302270258.html

  • Ashy Slashy 4 weeks ago

    Dr Drey, if you cannot open the link, find below the contents of the article.
    Once again.. YOU LOSE SUCKER…Ha ha ha

    Nigeria: God Will Judge Onigbinde, Other – Aiyegbeni
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    By Tony Ubani
    SUPER Eagles hotshot, Yakubu Aiyegbeni, who has shot into reckoning in the English Division One league with Portsmouth is still sulking over his exclusion from the Korea/Japan 2002 World Cup. Aiyegbeni, an instant success in his new club dropped a bombshell, yesterday, on BRILA FM when he said that God would judge the Coach Adegboyega Onigbinde-led technical crew for dropping him from the World Cup when he was red hot for it. “It was a terrible blow for me. I won’t forgive those who dropped me. It pains so much. I always have a bad feeling each time I remember the World Cup and the way I was treated”, Aiyegbeni, who has received rave reviews from the ever critical British journalists for his amazing signature in England, said. The player said that he would be available for the March 29 Nations Cup qualifier in Blantyre, Malawi if considered by the Eagles coaches.

    “If they extend an invitation to me, I’ll surely be there, I like to play for my country,” he said. When told that he could still play more World Cup matches for Nigeria considering his age(he is 21 years), he retorted: “That is if they don’t drop me again”. The former play maker of Maccabi Haifa of Israel attributed his easy settling down in England to his experience in the Champions League. “I guess it is because I played in the Champions League with big clubs”. He, however, said that football in England was poles above that in Israel. “You have to work hard and run because if you don’t run you don’t play. You have to be fit to excel here. It’s a wonderful place to play soccer especially with the screaming fans. They make playing soccer here wonderful”, Aiyegbeni who was praised by Manchester United’s boss, Alex Ferguson said.

  • Ashy Slashy 4 weeks ago

    3 reputable sources: BBC, The Guardian and All Africa.com all pointing to the same direction but Dr Drey (who is yet to provide a single link or article to corroborate his own version of events) wants us to believe him.
    The case is not closed, BOY! I have blown it wide open, sucker.

    • Chima E Samuels 4 weeks ago

      Drey is working round the clock to see how he will confuse you with more errors. He reminds me of our leaders without waec result!

      • Dr. Drey 4 weeks ago

        Haha haha…. People who can comprehend written essays are talking….even this one is talking… See how he rushes to lend support to his co-confused fellowship…. Lolz

        • Ashy Slashy 4 weeks ago

          I would rather be confused by BBC, Allafrica.com, Brillafm, Sunday Oliseh and the very man himself Yakubu Aiyegbeni than to be confused by Dr Drey.
          Ha ha ha.

        • Chima E Samuels 4 weeks ago

          Really that’s where you fluffed the line. Like I said CS is a forum to mingle with correct and foolish people so the latter is your kind I’m not surprised but mind you if in reality we meet you’ll be amazed because class will tell and till thy kingdom come even the achievements of my siblings will be a no go area for you Drey talkless Of myself. See it as a privilege if a Financial Analyst is interacting with you on a public forum. Football is cause of all else I doubt if paths will cross with you and some ignorant forumites who tends to abuse sportsmanship! There’s more to life get your head down

          • Dr. Drey 4 weeks ago

            Haha haha…. Ebube dike…. Nnorr… Your arrogance is legendary. Financial analyst wehdone o. Uncle Dangote….or is it Uncle Bill Gates I should call you. welcome to CSN forum.
            How much do you have that you are raising your shoulder up and down like a cockrel that is on heat. See how empty barrels make noise. If you brag about having a loaf of bread, what should the owner of the bakery do….?
            Kuku go and announce to the world that you and your siblings own Delloite and PWC join together na…..and don’t forget to also tell them that it is your family that donated the land where Wembley Stadium was built to the queen of England
            So the rest of us on this forum appear to you as poverty stricken illiterates ehn kwanu…? I know your type very well…. I would really love to give you the proper dressing down that you deserve…. But I wouldn’t…. You have already dressed yourself down….. And it’s not your fault…. It those who come here to worship you that made you imbibe the arrogance of Lucifer… Lmao.
            Mr financial analyst

    • Dr. Drey 4 weeks ago

      Yooohhh….congratulations. pls continue to post more links….hahaha..Pls continue….the funny thing is that your links keep exposing you more and more… LMAO. I don’t need to post any links… All ur links converge in the same inferences
      1- Yakubu had an eye surgery before the world cup
      2- He wasn’t amongst those who were banned from the team after the 2002 AFCON debacle.
      3- He was even included by the coach in his preliminary 55 man squad with the hope he would be ready for the world cup, which clearly shows he was in the plans of the coach
      3- He had just begun light training as at may 2002, the same month the world cup kicked off
      4- he himself told the FA he will be given a clean bill of health by middle of may 2002
      5- Nigeria played 4 preworld cup friendlies (Paraguay, Kenya, Scotland, Ireland) with the last match being on the 16th of May. Quite obviously, yakubu wasn’t fit to play even one minute of these friendlies
      6- 23 man list was released after the last friendly (normally final team lists shield reach FIFA latest 2 weeks b4 the tournament)
      7- Quite logically and reasonably a yet to return to full fitness Yakubu wasnt listed in the final 23 having not played any of the friendlies. Same way Moses Simon was ommitted from our 2018 under similar circumstances. Ndidi who recovered in time to play one match against Czech made the team even though he was still touch and go.

      I really don’t know what crime the coach committed in this regard. But I’ve never heard a player who didn’t play any friendlies before a world cup as a result of recuperating from a layoff making the team eventually. Even Ronaldo damn Lima played almost all Brazil friendlies before the 2002 world cup after virtually missing the whole season, so much that Felipe scolari was confident enough to pick him ahead of romario whom everyone in Brazil, including the president was clamouring for. Same for Beckham (2002) and Rooney (2006).
      I thought you will post a link that would tell us that yakubu was fit as fiddle enough for the world cup, played friendly matches and even scored in them, but was sensationally dropped…..like the way Keshi dropped John Ogu for Brazil 2014.
      Your hurry to win a gold medal in arguing is really hurting your sense of comprehension boy. Now you post the story of the lamentations of a sore loser who couldn’t stay fit to battle for a place on the plane to the world cup. Obviously he was banking on his profile alone to make the team but got disappointed. If it were so…. Bright Dike, Leon Balogun, Echiejile, Mikel, Moses Simon and all others who missed world cup on account of fitness in recent times should go ranting in the media and placing curses on the coaches for dropping them from the final squad too….. Lmao.
      But this your tenacity sha…..you deserve a pat on the back for it…at least that the least I can give you to encourage you…. Lolz

      • Ashy Slashy 4 weeks ago

        Good analysis. For the umpteenth time, you are welcome.
        Your entry above makes for good reading through.

      • Ashy Slashy 4 weeks ago

        -Oliseh mentioned foul-play on BBC.
        -The Guardian used the word controversial.
        -BBC used the heading dirty politics.
        -Vanguard and allafrica.com interviewed Yakubu and aired his version of events.
        But you want me to believe the analysis of Dr Deluded Drey.
        Well done!
        My tenacity makes me stand for what I believe.
        UNTIL YOU PRESENT ANY DATA TO JUSTIFY YOUR ANALYSIS, GO AND BUY YOURSELF CHAIR TO SIT ON
        BOYYYYYYYY!!!!!

  • Ashy Slashy 4 weeks ago

    I stand by my position. There was more to Yakubu Aiyegbeni’s 2002 world cup exclusion than meets the eye (forgive the pun).
    You either provide evidence to the contrary or buy the chair and sit on it yourself, BOY!
    Ha ha ha…..

  • Dr. Drey 4 weeks ago

    You are the one that should substantiate your claims boy…all these stories you have posted only points to an unfit yakubu not being picked by simply considering his profile. I would have loved a link which talks about a row with the coach or the FA….just like that one that talked about his expulsion from the 2004 afcon camp.
    In law…. he who asserts MUST prove

    • Ashy Slashy 4 weeks ago

      yesterday, on BRILA FM when he said that God would judge the Coach Adegboyega Onigbinde-led technical crew for dropping him from the World Cup when he was red hot for it. “It was a terrible blow for me. I won’t forgive those who dropped me. It pains so much. I always have a bad feeling each time I remember the World Cup and the way I was treated”, Aiyegbeni

      • Ashy Slashy 4 weeks ago

        Oh, that is substance for you, BOY!

      • Dr. Drey 4 weeks ago

        There’s nothing extraordinary about this story. He wouldn’t forgive the technical crew for dropping him from the world cup team when he didn’t kick a ball in anger for the SE between wen the 55 man list was released till the final 23. Even Wilson Oruma who played and scored against Kenya and also played against Ireland has not gone cursing everyone. It’s the man that didn’t get to play one minute that wouldn’t forgive the technical crew…. LMAO. Yakubu was really one hell of an egoistic player.
        It is Ike Uche of 2014 that should be ranting like this… Not the yakubu of March to May 2002

        • Ashy Slashy 4 weeks ago

          Yes, I will believe you over Oliseh, BBC, Vanguard, Allafrica.com, The Guardian.
          Yes sir.

          • Dr. Drey 4 weeks ago

            Well…. Since oliseh, BBC and the guardians cannot be brave enough to tell us exactly what happened, just as they did with the 2004….then they should forever keep their mouths shut. History will forever remember that Yakubu missed d world cup bcoz he couldn’t return to full fitness early enough to battle for a place in the team. Quad Erat Demonstrandum

          • Ashy Slashy 4 weeks ago

            What the Guardian and BBC failed to say outright, the Vanguard and Allafrica.com said it point blank from Yakubu’s mouth.
            Case closed, Boyyyyy

  • Ashy Slashy 4 weeks ago

    Oh, that is substance for you, BOY!

  • Ashy Slashy 4 weeks ago

    I would have taken a recovering Yakubu to the world cup than Bathelomew Ogbeche WHO PLAYED IN ALL THE FRIENDLIES AND FLOPPED BIG TIME IN THE WORLD CUP!!!!
    No wonder Oliseh and reputable media platforms are crying foul play.
    Only Dr Do-little believes otherwise.

    • Dr. Drey 4 weeks ago

      Haha haha…. I will hold this your comment on my left hand. It will come in handy someday…. Trust me. Infact let me bookmark this page. If for the sake of advancing your course you deem it fit to take an unfit player who still wasn’t fit when the final tournament list is released to a tournament ahead of other players who were battling it out in camp… Just because he’s got a bigger profile…. Then I know this assertion will prove useful in the foresable future.
      And come to think of it…after all this rant, when he eventually got the opportunity to go to the world cup…. His greatest gift to Nigerians was missing an open goal from 4yards…hahaha. At least Bartholomew Ogbeche didn’t give us such heartaches

      • Ashy Slashy 4 weeks ago

        After all your rant, I still believe Oliseh and Yakubu’s version over your garbage.
        Aside that miss, Yakubu still gave us 21 goals in 57 appearances for the Super Eagles plus, he scored a penalty in the same match.
        And your Ogbeche, 3 goals in 11 matches + 0 goals in 2002 or any world cup.
        How is that for stats, BOYYYYYY

        • Dr. Drey 3 weeks ago

          Hahahaha…your desperation is comically laughable. The last time i checked, you were the one that brought ogbeche into the matter….how he has now become ‘my ogbeche’ is not clear…. and i cant remember when the pivot of this discussion has been about who was better and more accomplished between the two. If you are on loughborough street, kindly remain on loughborough street. stop cris crossing between loughborough St, troyes crescent and queens boulevard and back to loughborough st.. LMAO.

          • Ashy Slashy 3 weeks ago

            I responded to your statement that : At least Bartholomew Ogbeche didn’t give us such heartaches.
            It is you who is comical and laughable.

  • Ashy Slashy 4 weeks ago

    Once again, happy be-lated birthday Yakubu.
    We well meaning fans believe your version of events.
    They wish to highlight your missed chance in 2010, we honour you with the lovely clip below.

    https://youtu.be/bu9-CbcngQU

    • Dr. Drey 3 weeks ago

      Hehehehe….now you want to cunningly join our wagon of well meaning fans….sorry we are already complete…..we know ourselves already…sorry ehn….you and your financial analyst tin god should go and join libya or bafana fans….they are the ones who are always looking forward the downfall of the Super eagles.

      • Ashy Slashy 3 weeks ago

        I will take the comments above seriously if only it made any sense…. BOYYYYYY

      • Ashy Slashy 3 weeks ago

        So, because I set the record straight and stood by the version of events as provided by Oliseh, Yakubu and reputable media, I am now less of a Super Eagles fan compared to you who called Yakubu egotistic and claim that he was lying when he claimed he was fit to play in 2002 world cup.
        Mr Number One Super Eagles fan, I salute.
        In fairness, I don’t think your position makes you less of a fan, I only think it makes you look like a fool who stubbornly sticks to his own story despite evidence of the contrary, boyyyyy.

  • Dr. Drey 3 weeks ago

    Hahahaha….now that you have read and digested all available sources on the internet as well as listening to all versions if the story…can you kindly tell us…categorically…..in just one sentence……Why was Yakubu left out of the 2002 world cup squad

    • Ashy Slashy 3 weeks ago

      Unlike you, DICK HEAD, I will leave people to make up their own minds.
      As for me, my position STANDS.
      BUY YOURSELF A CHAIR AND SIT ON IT BOYYYYYY….

      • Ashy Slashy 3 weeks ago

        ‘Dr. Drey 22 hours ago
        Hahahaha….now that you have read and digested all available sources on the internet as well as listening to all versions if the story…’
        Dick Head!!!
        It is called ‘conducting a thorough research using information from multiple sources to arrive at an informed opinion whilst keeping an open mind all the way.’
        Plonker!!

        • Dr. Drey 3 weeks ago

          Hahahahahaha…after “conducting a thorough research using information from multiple sources to arrive at an informed opinion”….you still cant categorically tell us…..in just one sentence…..Why Yakubu was left out of the 2002 world cup squad….even when all your sources point to the fact that he wasnt in the best physical state as at the 16th of May when the final list was pruned from the initial 55 _which he was part of) to 23, having not been able to play in any of the 4 pre-worldcup friendlies.
          You say controversial…what was the controversy….U dont know…..you say dirty politics….what was the politics…..U dont know….Who and who played it…you dont know….why was it played on Yakubu alone…..you dont know….You’ve been coming up with may, may may as if your plane is about to crash
          You surely need a course in English comprehension.
          Olodo….LWKM

          • Ashy Slashy 3 weeks ago

            I will always use the word “may” in any of my analysis to leave a margin for knowledge I did not know at the time.
            It is my way of being flexible and adaptable in the face of new facts and changing circumstances – DICK!

          • Dr. Drey 3 weeks ago

            Culled fro Oxford English Dictionary:
            MAY. (aux. v.)(past-might) – Expressing possibility, but not certainty……
            .
            So you arent even certain of what you are blabbing…you are just thumb-sucking all over the place and praying hopefully that it is true.
            .
            That “Margin for knowledge that you didnt know” is what i am filling in your olodo-rabata head free of charge now…..!!! LWKM

          • Ashy Slashy 3 weeks ago

            Yes, I agree with you, cunt!
            You are filling the gaps but I remain unconvinced by your efforts.
            E ma gba mi ke?
            How difficult is it to understand that I remain unconvinced by your feeble efforts.
            Olodo rabata, oju eja lo mo je!!!!!

          • Dr. Drey 3 weeks ago

            Its not you I’m convincing….who’s got time for a mad man running naked around the village….?
            Its the teeming fans of this forum i’m trying to convince so you don’t confuse them with your conspiracy theories that has left you crawling on your feet, unconvinced and telling us may, may, may, as if today is mayday.
            You claim you are convinced by them…yet you cant answer simple questions i’ve posed to you.
            .
            You sha want to show yourself, albeit messing yourself up all the more. Lolz

          • Ashy Slashy 3 weeks ago

            Dr Drey, I have shown myself that I will stand up to bullies like you.
            I don’t seek to convince anyone. Readers are free to make up their own minds and take sides based on how they choose to interpret the data before them.
            Your entries are becoming as laboured as the points you have tried to make.
            No let Ashy Slashy turn you to Baba Arugbo overnight o!
            Ha ha ha. You have even infected me with this your ha! ha ha! At least you managed to convince me about something (Lol)

          • Dr. Drey 3 weeks ago

            Mr Stander…! Anunkpamu…!
            .
            Pls categorically tell us…..in just one sentence…..Why Yakubu was left out of the 2002 world cup squad….???? what was the controversy….??? what was the politics….??? Who and who played it…???….why was it played on Yakubu alone and not on babayaro, Udeze, Shorunmu, Okocha, Kanu, Aghaowa and others that took part at AFCON 2002 and but were part of the 55 man list, fit, and played at least one friendly b4 the 23 man list was released…????
            .
            Hahahaha…….Pls Mr researcher of the year…..bail yourself out.
            .
            CSN Readers will like to know

          • Ashy Slashy 3 weeks ago

            You should change your name from Dr Drey to Dr Echo because you are just regurgitating your own vomit!!!

          • Dr. Drey 3 weeks ago

            Now he’s feeling bullied…..hehhehehehe….!
            I really dont know how a simple discussion has become bullying.
            It only shows how bankrupt you are both morally and intellectually.
            I guess you have no where else to hide your shame and turn to in defense of your conspiracy theories after being defeated by superior, verifiable and concrete facts, logic, statistics and history……LOlz
            .
            Since you have turned yourself to a researcher over night…why not answer the few research questions i’ve posed to you to unravel your conspiracy theories to us all.
            .
            You have called me all sorts of names…oversabi, ITK etc….yet you come to lie to everyone here that you are not convinced so that your overbloated ego will not be bruised. You gave us links to read and I’ve used your links against you….you demanded links from me and i gave you links, which i’m still waiting for you to use against me….lmao
            .
            Dont worry ehn…..you dont need to tell us wether you are convinced or not….your mien has already giving you out. You are already acting like an amateur boxer that has been pummeled in the ring and is just throwing punches into thin air in all directions and praying it hits something…..Lolz.
            .
            You cant come here and be shaving our heads while we are awake…lolz

          • Ashy Slashy 3 weeks ago

            (Yawn!!!!)
            Clap for yourself.
            You don talk finish….
            Like I said, bring me compelling information and perhaps you and o will be in business.
            Until then, continue ranting to the birds…….

          • Dr. Drey 3 weeks ago

            Hahahahahaha….pls Ashy…pls…can you kindly answer our questions…???
            .
            You know you are the researcher of the year on CSN forum and we always depend on your “informed decisions” or whatever you call them…
            .
            So can you pls answer the questions….???

          • Dr. Drey 3 weeks ago

            Ok lets bail you out of your shame….dont answer all…..just answer any 1. But please dont start telling us may, may, may as if you are in a plane thats about to crash o.

  • Ashy Slashy 3 weeks ago

    I understand English language very well as the way I write and present my points can attest to – thank you very much!
    You can blow hot air from now until you run out of space to type, the truth is you have failed to come up with conclusive evidence to “establish” beyond any reasonable doubt that Yakubu Aiyegbeni missed the 2002 World Cup solely due to his recovery from eye surgery.
    My position, Mr Fancy Pants, is to support Yakubu’s version of events that he was fit enough for the 2002 tournament as corroborated by Former Super Eagles Captain, coach and Ex-Team mate of Yakubu, Sunday Oliseh in an BBC interview to which media outlets like AllAfrica.com, The Guardian, and Brilla FM represented in interviews with Yakubu.
    Now, other than using my own materials to construct a timeline that is entertaining rather than being informative, I challenge you, Nob-head, to present a compelling argument based on verifyble information.
    If you do that, I may listen to you so long as it is compelling – Dick!
    Until then, continue replying my posts with your (ha ha ha intoduction) like a drug addict who has inhaled laughing-gas without meaningful substance to back up you claim mr ITK (I too know). You will continue to come across as shitFace that you are.
    Like I said, I will not believe you over Yakubu, Oliseh, BBC, Brilla FM, All Africa.com and the Guardian newspaper of England.

    • Dr. Drey 3 weeks ago

      Hehehehe….Maybe you should call you financial analyst tin-god to come and help you analyze the situation properly.

      • Ashy Slashy 3 weeks ago

        If you think everyone is like Chima, you have made a big mistake, mate!
        Wait, you are not even my mate, olodo….
        Boyyyyyy

  • Dr. Drey 3 weeks ago

    Hahahaha…Olodo…….Body don dey pepper am. What is your own business with me laughing now, abi how e take give u headache…? He now resorts to filthy language…that’s what intellectually bankrupt people do when they cant have their way. You dont have to believe me…..you are at liberty to believe whatever you want to believe…..wetin consign agbero with overlaod.
    I will still use your sources against you…lolz
    .
    “Nigeria striker Yakubu Aiyegbeni has resumed light training after undergoing an eye operation.” – This shows that he had been out
    .
    “Ogunjobi said: “I sent him a ‘Get-well’ fax message, the same that I sent to [Ifeanyi] Udeze and [Celestine] Babayaro, who’re also injured.”He said he’ll will be available to play FROM the middle of May,” revealed Nigerian FA secretary-general Taiwo Ogunjobi.” – That was Yakabu’s message to the FA.
    .
    Ogunjobi said defender Udeze, who suffered an ankle injury during the friendly against Paraguay, “is recovering in Nigeria”. Left wing-back Babayaro is also “getting well” from a thigh strain and THE TRIO WERE DELIGHTED the NFA is monitoring their progress, he added. None however will be fit for Nigeria’s friendly against Kenya on 4 May in Lagos. – An indication that all was well and Yakubu wasnt fit as at 4th of may 2012.
    .
    wwwDOT11v11DOTcom/matches/nigeria-v-paraguay-26-march-2002-249188/
    wwwDOT11v11DOTcom/matches/scotland-v-nigeria-17-april-2002-249251/
    wwwDOT11v11DOTcom/matches/nigeria-v-kenya-04-may-2002-249398/
    wwwDOT11v11DOTcom/matches/republic-of-ireland-v-nigeria-16-may-2002-248886/
    .
    Above are links to the friendlies played. Yakubu’s name wasnt in any of them…even though he was in the 55 man provisional list. Every Sensible person will know that he couldn’t play because he was out.
    Even a madman will understand that a player who didnt play a single minute in pre -world cup games has the least probability of making the world cup team. Deadlines for Final lists are usually within 2 weeks of kickoff day. The 2002 worldcup kicked off on the 31st May, even a goat will know that a player who wasn’t fit enough to play a minute of a friendly on the 16th of May (2 weeks to kickoff day and submission deadline period and which falls within the middle of may) wouldn’t make the 23 man list.
    .
    SO once again…I ask you………………
    .
    After “conducting a thorough research using information from multiple sources to arrive at an informed opinion”….can you pls categorically tell us…..in just one sentence…..Why Yakubu was left out of the 2002 world cup squad….????
    .
    You say controversial……what was the controversy….U can tell….you say dirty politics…..what was the politics….U cant tell….Who and who played it……..you still cant tell……why was it played on Yakubu alone and not on babayaro, Udeze, Shorunmu, Okocha, Kanu, Aghaowa and others that took part at AFCON 2002 and but were part of the 55 man list, fit, and played at least one friendly b4 the 23 man list was released…..you dont know.
    .
    Permit me to ask…..are you one of those who write school cert in miracle centres…????
    .
    Olodo………….LWKM

    • Ashy Slashy 3 weeks ago

      Funny guy, you are shaking aren’t you.
      Reminds me of 007, shaken not stirred ha ha ha!
      Finally you are coming up with links of your own, I like it, DICK!
      Like I said, you construct quite an impressive chronology of events which still hasn’t fully convinced me, fool.
      I will keep shit simple. Yakubu claims that he was unfairly left out of the 2002 world cup and I ‘choose’ to believe him.
      Yakubu felt that strongly about it that, according to Allafrica.com, he said it for the whole world to hear on Brilla FM.
      I choose to believe Yakubu and I choose to believe Oliseh when he attributes dirty politics to the exclusion of Yakubu.
      Now, Mr. Cunt, if you don’t believe them and wish to stick to your time line, that is your problem!
      You can rant from now until your fingers send you to the hospital before over too much typing, the fact is, you have not proved to my satisfaction that Yakubu and Oliseh are lying.
      Until such a time, go and hug that lovely transformer at the end of your street that will send you to where you rightly belong – Hell!
      Boyyyyyyyy

      • Dr. Drey 3 weeks ago

        Hahahahaha……Your fraustrations aare begining to overwhelm you….LMAO
        .
        Pls categorically tell us…..in just one sentence…..Why Yakubu was left out of the 2002 world cup squad….???? what was the controversy….??? what was the politics….??? Who and who played it…???….why was it played on Yakubu alone and not on babayaro, Udeze, Shorunmu, Okocha, Kanu, Aghaowa and others that took part at AFCON 2002 and but were part of the 55 man list, fit, and played at least one friendly b4 the 23 man list was released…????
        .
        Hahahaha…….Pls Mr researcher of the year…..bail yourself out.
        .
        CSN Readers will like to know

        • Ashy Slashy 3 weeks ago

          Go and sit down (lol). At this stage you are merely wasting my time.
          Your entries no longer hold any substance other than repeating yourself over and over again whilst trying to be funny, Olodo, dick head of the year.
          I repeat, unless you come to me with facts I can reckon with, I will believe Yakubu, Oliseh and reputable media over you any day, all day; you SAP.
          Come to me with something credible then maybe I will listen to you.
          For now, buy yourself that freaking chair and sit on it, psychopath!
          Me, I will continue to STAND FOR WHAT I CHOOSE TO BELIEVE FROM EX-FOOTBALLERS AND REPUTABLE MEDIA OUTLETS.
          If it bothers you that much, go to the 3rd mainland bridge and jump in the sea shouting: Geranimooooooo!!!!!!!
          Ha ha ha!
          Oponu.

          • Dr. Drey 3 weeks ago

            Pls categorically tell us…..in just one sentence…..Why Yakubu was left out of the 2002 world cup squad….???? what was the controversy….??? what was the politics….??? Who and who played it…???….why was it played on Yakubu alone and not on babayaro, Udeze, Shorunmu, Okocha, Kanu, Aghaowa and others that took part at AFCON 2002 and but were part of the 55 man list, fit, and played at least one friendly b4 the 23 man list was released…????
            .
            Hahahaha…….Pls Mr researcher of the year…..bail yourself out.
            .
            CSN Readers will like to know

        • Ashy Slashy 3 weeks ago

          Dr Drey: bla blah blah.
          Ashy Slashy: (Yawn!!) Come to me when you have something new to say.

          • Dr. Drey 3 weeks ago

            Why not answer simple questions that expose your conspiracy theories instead of trying to hide your face….???

          • Ashy Slashy 3 weeks ago

            You are just wasting my time Drey … ..

          • Dr. Drey 3 weeks ago

            hehehehehe……pls bail yourself out and rescue some dignity and self respect for yourself on this public forum.
            .
            Simply answer thee questions I posed to you….please.
            Prove me wrong that you are not confused by your conspiracy theories….prove me wrong that you know even have the slightest idea of what panned out apart from those assertions. Prove to the whole CSN platform that you know all that happened and you can defend it.
            lolz.
            .
            Pls answer those questions and let us tap from your pool of confusi…….sorry conviction….LMAO.
            .
            You are free to phone a friend…or a god…(like your financial analyst tin-god)….as the case may be…! lolz

  • Ashy Slashy 3 weeks ago

    Drey, please stop making a fool of yourself.
    You can’t be that stupid.
    The stuff you are now coming up with even betray your own standards. Don’t let yourself down more than you have done.
    What you are now coming up with are now so daft that I can’t even dignify them with an answer.
    What is wrong with you man? Take conwof yourself. Must you have the last word just for the sake of it?
    What’s wrong with you man?
    You are surely not that bereft of reason?
    What are you, nuts???
    Listen to yourself…
    Get a grip man!
    You are wasting my time with your garbage..
    Bail myself out, from what? From believing BBC and Yakubu…..!!
    Rescue some dignity!!! Are you mad? I couldn’t give a shit what you or your likes think about me….
    You are chatting crap!!
    Drey, you are better than this, trust me. Don’t let a simple debate turn you mad.
    Remember, those whom the gods wish to destroy they first made made.
    Look, the mental facilities in Nigeria are not the best places to be o.
    A word is enough for the wise (or the dumb as the case may be).

  • Ashy Slashy 3 weeks ago

    Dr. Drey 6 mins ago
    Ok lets bail you out of your shame….dont answer all…..just answer any 1. But please dont start telling us may, may, may as if you are in a plane thats about to crash o.
    —————————————
    .
    Bail me out of my shame.
    Plane about to crash.
    Okay, that’s it, I have had enough of this nonsense.
    For the very last time, I WILL BELIEVE THE BBC, THE GUARDIAN, BRILLAFM, Allafrica.com, Yakubu and Oliseh over you chronology all day every day. SIMPLE.
    I will now no longer participate in your madness.
    Those that the gods wish to destroy they first made mad.
    I will only now respond back to you if you give me any compelling reasons to believe you over the aforementioned.
    I will not join you in perpetuating madness…

  • Dr. Drey 3 weeks ago

    Hahahahahaha.
    “Don’t let a simple debate turn you mad.”
    .
    Its obvious who’s running mad here. Its obvious who’s throwing around foul languages, swear words and and filthy innuendos. I’ve just been having fun seeing you go crazier and crazier with each comment. You are just staggering and slinging your fists into thin air and hoping it hits something.
    .
    Tell us…which one hurts you the most…..the fact that you’ve once again come to a public forum to embarrass yourself, or the fact that you dont have the intellect to engage in a simple discussion and answer basic questions.
    .
    Meanwhile….Uncle researcher….we are still waiting for your answers to our questions o. Lolz