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Yakubu retires age 35years

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Former Nigeria international Yakubu Aiyegbeni has announced his retirement from football.The 35-year-old, who spent a decade playing in England for the likes of Portsmouth, Middlesbrough, Everton, Leicester City, Blackburn Rovers and Reading, has been without a club since leaving Coventry City after just three games
in April."I would like to officially announce my retirement from professional football today," he told
SkySports.
"Firstly, I would like to thank God for the career I have had. I would like to thank the entire Nigerian Football Federation and my Nigerian
national team-mates for all the memorable years I had playing for the Super Eagles."I would also like to thank all the football clubs I played for.
The managers, all club staff, owners,
fellow players and my dearest family and friendsbwho immensely supported me throughout my
career."When I started my career at Julius Berger in Nigeria all those years ago (1997) I could only have dreamt of the succ…

Chelsea’s Obi Mikel and Akpeyi make Nigeria Olympics squad

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The Dream Team VI handler has named the duo as his overage players for the Rio 2016 men's football eventJohn Obi Mikel and Chippa United goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi have been confirmed as Nigeria’s overage players to the 2016 Olympic Games.

Barcelona midfielder Rafinha reveals dream to play for Flamengo

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Barcelona and Brazil midfielder Rafinha has left the door open on a future move to Brazilian giants Flamengo. Rafinha, who is in Rio de Janeiro while he recovers from knee surgery, is a declared fan of Flamengo, Brazil's most popular club and has openly expressed his affinity for his club on social media. Speaking to Globoesporte, the 22-year-old Brazil international confirmed that one day he would like to play for "O Mais Querido" someday. "Why not? I would like one day to be able to come and play at Flamengo. One day, who knows?," Rafinha, who signed a contract extension with Barca in November, said.
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