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Sports News of Sunday, 5 November 2017


Ajax Armsterdam hold moment of silence for Yakubu Abubakari

Dutch side Ajax Amsterdam honoured the memory of former player Abubakari Yakubu before their game against FC Utrecht at the Stadion Galgenwaard on Sunday afternoon.

Yakubu passed away last week in his native Ghana after battling with illness.

The former Ghana player was reported to have been under oxygen support at the Tema Government Hospital before his demise last Tuesday, aged 36.

He was a versatile player who slotted into defence when required, and won the Dutch league and cup double in 2002 and added another league title in 2004.

He left Ajax for Vitesse Arnhem in 2004 after 89 appearances.