Reactions have continued to trail the announcement of retirement of former Super Eagles striker, Yakubu Aiyegbeni.
Yakubu declared his retirement from professional football on Wednesday, the same day he clocked 35.
Football fans have taken to Twitter to celebrate the former Coventry forward, and to congratulate him on his birthday.
See tweets below…
Yes, he missed a sitter that could have sent us through, but all great players miss sitters. One thing is clear, Yakubu Aiyegbeni proudly wore the Super Eagles jersey and represented us to the best of his ability. Scored goals for us.Thank you Yak. #FareWellTheYak
@Jerry Omoba IKWUH (@ijebu_garri) November 22, 2017.
Yakubu Aiyegbeni is the best penalty taker our national team has produced. Happy retirement to him. @IamKingsleyOgar@CPChristianPete
@Remi Gatsby (@Ceorhemz) November 22, 2017.
Happy 35th birthday and happy retirement to former Everton player, Yakubu Aiyegbeni! pic.twitter.com/27JYLdqwss @Everton Blue Army (@EvertonBlueArmy) November 22, 2017.
And his career was over at this point … Happy birthday, Yakubu Aiyegbeni, your World Cup miss wud be hard for us to ever forget pic.twitter.com/dCTwVfd7H1
@UNCLE MUFASA (@kparaga) November 22, 2017.
Yakubu Aiyegbeni has announced his retirement from professional football today, his 35th birthday.
Happy retirement, Yak!
@Biola Omowanle (@Beeorlicious) November 22, 2017.
Happy 35th birthday to Yakubu Aiyegbeni, as he also retires from football today.
But can you all forgive him for this great miss against Korea ? pic.twitter.com/rdtASuheRy
@Alajede Ibrahim™ (@Baddman20) November 22, 2017.
Yakubu Aiyegbeni once took a penalty three times because the referee cancelled for encroachment and scored all three times…man was one of the best strikers in the EPL.
@Imoh Umoren (@ImohUmoren) November 22, 2017.