Former Black Stars Player Yakubu Abubakar Dies
Information reaching Ghanaxtra.com is that former Ghanaian midfielder, Yakubu Abubakar has died at age 36.
Yakuku according to family sources passed away at the Tema General Hospital where he was on admission.
The former Netherland based Ajax Amsterdam player has been battling some unknown ailment for some time now.
The Tema born player joined AFC Ajax at only 17, where he remained for one full decade.
He made his Eredivisie debut on 19 April 2000, playing 50 minutes in a 1–1 away draw against FC Den Bosch and finishing his first season with only five appearances.
Yakubu played in an average of 15 league games in the following four years, helping the Amsterdam side to two national championships and the 2002 edition of the Dutch Cup.
He spent the 2004–05 campaign on loan to fellow league team Vitesse Arnhem.
In the ensuing off-season, Yakubu signed permanently with the latter club for four years, being intermittently used during four seasons and released in the 2009 summer.
In early October, he had an unsuccessful trial with TSV 1860 München from Germany.
Yakubu won the Eridivise twice with Ajax in 2002 and 2004.