An Amazon delivery driver was left speechless after delivering a parcel to Premier League legend Yakubu on Monday.
The driver, who has the Twitter name ‘The Croydon de Bruyne’ in reference to Arsenal youngster Emile Smith-Rowe, posted the image on Monday evening.
He claims to have seen the name ‘Yakubu’ on the delivery parcel and assumed it was a joke.
Only when he pulled up to the house and saw the former Reading and Portsmouth striker come to the door that he knew it was actually him.
He tweeted : “on shift earlier, some fella had “Yakubu” on their parcel. Thought it was a joke. It wasn’t. #theyak.”
The driver posted the tweet along with a socially-distanced selfie of himself with Yakubu, who seems to be in good condition still.
Yakubu officially retired in 2017 after a brief stint with Coventry City at the end of an illustrious playing career.
The striker played for Nigeria for 12 years, and scored at the 2010 World Cup in a 2-2 draw against South Korea.
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Last year, Yakubu confirmed he wants to launch a coaching career in order to help young footballers follow in his footsteps.
He even revealed he had grown up playing football in his bare feet on the streets until his brother gave him a pair of boots when he was 12.
Yakubu said: “When I tell people I do some of the coaching they think I’m just joking, I’m not, I am quite serious.”
He added: “At the age of six, when I started football, I had to play barefooted, my parents couldn’t afford to buy me shoes. There was no money. Today I can afford to buy shoes for my kids, but it wasn’t like that for me, no way.
“I would be scared to play barefooted now! Not then, though, I didn’t think about injuries, you just want to play, you just want to show everyone you are good.
“After about two years of doing that, my brother gave me money to buy shoes. Shoes are like a God, getting shoes is a big deal, but originally I couldn’t get used to them.”
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