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If Only! Amokachi Begs Nigerians To Forgive Yakubu For Missing A crucial Chance In 2010 World Cup

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.