*Africa’s Most Memorable World Cup Moments*

10. Yakubu’s Miss

If there’s one moment in world cup history that every Nigerian who saw 2010 world cup will never forget, it will be Yakubu great miss.

Aiyegbeni Yakubu will be remembered as one of the more deadly Premier League hitmen. The Yak had pace, power and excellent finishing ability.

Or so we thought.

The former Everton man will be desperate to forget this horrendous effort which, in many ways, summed up Nigeria’s disastrous 2010 campaign.

With the goal at his mercy, the burly Super Eagles frontman managed to miss the target entirely…from point blank range.

Immediately after the incident, Yakubu didn’t know whether to laugh or cry—we suggest the latter; few World Cup misses have been more horrific and, to make things worse, Nigeria were eliminated. A goal would have changed that.


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