Why I Will Not Apologize For 2010 World Cup ‘Goal Miss’ — Yakubu Aiyegbeni Reveals


Former Nigerian International, Yakubu Aiyegbeni, has said there is no reason to apologise to Nigerians over his famed ‘goal miss’ at the 2010 FIFA World Cup Group B match between Nigeria and South Korea, Njenje Media News reports.

It would be recalled that Aiyegbeni had missed an ‘open goal’ chance to put Nigeria ahead at the must-win group game at Durban Stadium on June 22, 2010 in Durban, he later went on to score a penalty in the game. But many Nigerians are still angry with the former Portsmouth and Everton striker over the miss.

In.an interview on NationTV, Aiyegbeni said he has no apology for the miss.

He wrote;

“I won’t apologise at all. Why should I? I have scored so many goals for Nigeria too. I have sacrificed a lot for the country. Did anyone apologise to me? I cannot apologise because it wasn’t a deliberate miss. I seriously wanted to score. But it wasn’t to be. So many have strikers have missed chances too and nobody will apologise so I won’t,” he said.


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