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Yakubu hits training to regain scoring form


By Ben Efe

Super Eagles and Everton of England striker, Yakubu said he is training hard to regain his scoring form ahead of the 2010 double banger in Angola and South Africa respectively.

Yakubu who has the honour of being the all time highest goal scorer amongst the African legion in English Premier League, has scored three goals after his eight months injury lay off. Yakubu scored the equaliser, in the Eagles’ 3-2 win over Kenya during the 2010 World Cup qualifier.

He also registered his name during a famous 3-3 draw Everton notched up against Chelsea at the Stamford Bridge and now Yakubu said he wants to achieve something great this season with club and country.

“ I’ve been training for almost four months and I’ve been getting better and better. My fitness is good and I want to start scoring more goals,” Yakubu said.

He is one of the players coach Shuaibu Amodu is relying on the deliver at the Angola 2010 Nations Cup, where the Eagles will be under pressure to perform and win the confidence of Nigerian fans.

“At the moment I am working hard in training and everywhere on the pitch. I want to achieve something this season.”

South African 2010 will be Yakubu’s first World Cup experience after missing out in 2002, when he was omitted by coach Adegboye Onigbinde. In 2006 the Eagles did not qualify.


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