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Yakubu Aiyegbeni signs short term- deal with Coventry City

By Editor   |   14 February 2017   |   4:28 am

The 34-year-old Nigerian, who also had Premier League spells with Portsmouth, Middlesbrough and Blackburn, has signed a short-term deal with Coventry.

Former Everton striker, Yakubu Aiyegbeni, is back in English football. The 34-year-old Nigerian, who also had Premier League spells with Portsmouth, Middlesbrough and Blackburn, has signed a short-term deal with Coventry. He had been training with Sky Blues after leaving Turkish club Kayserispor.

Coventry boss, Russell Slade said: “We’re pleased to have secured the signing of Yakubu, who brings vast experience and a terrific goal record.

“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.”

Saturday’s 3-2 defeat at Oldham left Coventry five points adrift at the foot of the League One table, having scored just 25 goals in 30 games so far this season.




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