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Aiyegbeni joins Coventry

League One’s bottom club Coventry City have signed former Nigeria striker Yakubu  Aiyegbeni on a free transfer.

The 34-year-old, who has not had a club since leaving Turkish side Kayserispor last year, has signed until the end of the season after a short trial.

“We’re pleased to have secured the signing of Yakubu, who brings vast experience and a terrific goal record,” said City boss Russell Slade.

The deal is subject to Yakubu receiving international clearance.

 

“He’s a one-in-every-two-games man goals-wise, so we had to be interested,” Slade told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire.

 

In a decade in English football, Yakubu scored 114 times in 293 league appearances, mostly in the top flight, at Portsmouth, Middlesbrough, Everton, Leicester City, Blackburn Rovers and Reading.

 

He was a target for Boreham Wood earlier in the season, training with the National League side, after returning to England following a spell in the Turkish top flight with Kayserispor.

 

Meanwhile,  Ahmed Musa will be hoping to get back to winning ways with his Leicester City teammates as they host Spanish side Sevilla Tuesday night in the UEFA Champions league.

 

The Super Eagles forward,  who was an unused substitute in the 2-0 defeat by Swansea on Sunday,  has seen cumulatively about 154 minutes of action in four matches three of which had ended in defeats.

 

The former CSKA forward who boast Champions League experience stands a chance of starting as the team attempts to record the first win in last seven games.

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