The former Super Eagles forward confirms that his playing career is coming to an end on his 35th birthday

Yakubu Aiyegbeni announced his immediate retirement from playing football on Wednesday, at the age of 35.

“I would like to officially announce my retirement from professional football today,” Aiyegbeni told Sky Sports News.

“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.