‘His race was well run’ – Twitter reacts to Yakubu Aiyegbeni’s retirement

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The 35-year-old has confirmed his playing days are over, prompting a great praise on social media from fans

Yakubu Aiyegbeni has retired from football and tributes have been pouring in for Nigeria’s third all-time leading goalscorer.

The former Portsmouth and Everton star boasts of 21 goals from 57 international games for Nigeria and featured in the 2010 Fifa World Cup – where he notably missed an open goal from three metres against South Korea.

Here, Goal looks at the mixed reaction Aiyegbeni’s announcement received on Twitter…

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