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Former Great Eagles striker, Yakubu Aiyegbeni, has vowed that he gained’t apologise to Nigerians over the open goal he missed in the middle of the 2010 FIFA World Cup Group B match between Nigeria and South Korea in South Africa.
Aiyegbeni missed an excellent chance to put Nigeria ahead on the should-win group tie at Durban Stadium on June 22, 2010.
Many Nigerians have been indignant with the earlier Everton and Portsmouth star over the miss.
Nevertheless Aiyebeni is now saying that he cannot apologise to Nigerians because of it wasn’t a deliberate miss.
Speaking on the occasion after over a decade, Aiyebeni instructed NationTV on Wednesday: “I gained’t apologise the least bit. Why must I? I’ve scored so many targets for Nigeria too. I’ve sacrificed a lot for the nation. Did anyone apologise to me?
“I cannot apologise because of it was not a deliberate miss. I critically wanted to achieve.
“Nevertheless it wasn’t to be. So many strikers have missed chances too, and no particular person will apologise so I gained’t.”
Ayegbeni carried out for varied golf gear in Europe, along with Maccabi Haifa, Portsmouth, Middlesbrough and Everton.
The 38-yr-outdated retired from soccer in 2017.