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Why I Won’t Apologise For 2010 World Cup Goal Miss – Aiyegbeni

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Why I Won’t Apologise For 2010 World Cup Goal Miss – Aiyegbeni

Former Super Eagles striker Yakubu Aiyegbeni has vowed not to apologise over the open goal he missed during the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Aiyegbeni missed a glorious chance during a Group B match between Nigeria and South Korea. The striker had the chance to put Nigeria ahead at the must-win group game at Durban Stadium on June 22, 2010, in Durban.

This led to many Nigerians abusing and criticising the former Portsmouth and Everton striker over the miss. It also led to the end of his international carrier.

Speaking on Wednesday during an interview tagged Live with Yak on NationTV, Aiyegbeni said he has no apology for the miss.

He said: “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.”

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