According to Amokachi, Nigerians are yet to forgive Aiyegbeni for over 10 years for failing to score an empty net.
He further and said in football, it was a normal thing for great players across the world to mess up in front of goalkeepers.
“It is not new in football. I have missed a good goal opportunity before.
“Great players across the world had messed up in front of goalkeepers.
“We need to forgive him [Yakubu Aiyegbeni] so that he can enjoy his retirement,” Amokachi told Brila FM.
However, Ayegbeni had since apologized to Nigerians shortly after the World Cup, saying the action was a mistake.
“I didn’t do it on purpose,” Ayegbeni said. “In football, you miss chances for your club, and people forgive you.
“I didn’t do it on purpose. I am just here to say I’m sorry for what happened. They should forgive and forget.”
Ayegbeni played for several clubs in Europe, including Maccabi Haifa, Portsmouth, Middlesbrough and Everton.
The 37-year-old retired from football in 2017.