Ghana Black Stars skipper Asamoah Gyan is arguably the best and most influential Ghanaian footballer in history with the highest number of goals and the most appearances for the national team and still counting.
But the journey of Gyan’s goal scoring feat started in 2003 with the late Yakubu Abubakar providing him with the assist to score his first goal for Ghana.
Following the death of the former Ghana and Ajax Amsterdam midfielder, Gyan posted an emotional note on his Instagram page ruing the death of the combative midfielder.
Gyan wrote: “Rest in peace bro. The first midfielder who assisted my first goal for Ghana in 2003. I will never forget this bro. @AbubakarYakubu. Aka zapata.”
The death of the combative midfielder left his former club Ajax Amsterdam in a state of utter shock and complete dismay demonstrated in a club tribute released after the player’s death.
Yakubu won the Eredivise with Ajax in 2002 and 2004 alongside world superstars like Van der Vaart, Wesley Sneijder, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Nigel de Jong, Maxwell and Christian Chivu.
The hard tackler is always remembered for his bullish tackles and combative midfield display during his hey days.
Yakubu was strong, defensively apt and offensively clever as he guided the Dutch side to their league titles in 2002 and 2004.
By: Sheikh Tophic Sienu @desheikh1 on twitter