Official: Yakubu Signs For Coventry City On Short-Term Contract

Chris Wright

13th, February 2017


It’s official. The Yak is back and there ain’t a gosh darn thing y’all can do about it.

After impressing on trial last week, Coventry City have taken up the option to sign ex-Everton, Portsmouth and Nigeria striker Yakubu Aiyegbeni on a short-term contract until the end of the season…

Coventry, currently rock bottom of League One, announced the big news via their club website this afternoon.

Manager Russell Slade had this to say on the matter:

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.

At 34, Yakubu is actually younger than Zlatan Ibrahimovic but, unlike Zlatan, has only scored four goals in the last three-and-a-bit years.

Here’s wishing Coventry the very best in their struggle against the drop.

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