Ex-Super Eagles forward, Yakubu Aiyegbeni has secured a short-term deal with English League one side Coventry FC after impressing the club’s manager, Russell Slade during his one week trial with the club.
Yak, as he’s popularly called, will make a surprise return to England after having spell with several top clubs in EPL, the likes of Portsmouth, Middleborough, Everton, Blackburn and Reading also featuring as the second highest African in English Premier League history to registered a total of 96 goals in 250 caps with the clubs he had stint with.
The 34-year-old former Maccabi Haifa of Israel striker had been training with Coventry FC after leaving Turkish club Kayserispor penned a deal that will see him stay at Coventry until May 2017, with the club struggling in relegation waters.
However, with Coventry recent problem ‘yak’ could help salvage the club’s precarious position in the English League One table with his strength and pace.
Russell Slade told the club’s official website:
“We’re pleased to have secured the signing of Yakubu, who brings vast experience and a terrific goal record,’ Slade told the club’s official website once the deal was officially announced.
‘His professional career speaks for itself, having scored consistently at the highest level of English football, and will act as a superb role model for the younger players.
‘He is astute on the ball, has clear quality and presence, and we’ll continue to work on his match fitness as we prepare for the final 16 games of this season,’ Slade added.