Aiyegbeni: Coaching job not for me

first_img Promoted Content17 Mind-Blowing Makeovers By Makeup Artist Vanessa DavisPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe Best Cars Of All Time2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Biggest Celebrity Endorsement Deals5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks Loading… Ex-international, Yakubu Ayegbeni has put an end to speculation linking him with football management. Aiyegbeni Yakubu The 37-year-old had been connected with coaching following his involvement with the Nigeria Under-20 team. Preparing for the 2019 Fifa U20 World Cup in Poland, ‘the Yak’ teamed up with the Flying Eagles in Munich while offering to drill Paul Aigbogun’s forwards. However, the ex-Nigeria international claims he has no plans to venture into coaching, saying he is happy with his role at Fifa. “I don’t want to be coach,” the former Portsmouth, Middlesbrough and Leicester City man told Goal. “I went to the U20 camp in Munich before they went to Poland. There, I stayed for over a week and passed my message to the young footballers. “I even coached the strikers a little bit and I am always ready to help out when I’m needed but coaching is not for me. “I enjoy what I’m doing now than coaching, but, I can come in whenever I’m needed to speak to the boys and pass my knowledge to the upcoming players. “I was in the national team for ten years and I had a great time there, good or bad. “For me, to be invited to speak with the U15s, U17s and U20s will be nice and I will be willing to help in the future. But as a coach, that’s not for me.” Currently, Ayegbeni is one of the Fifa ambassadors who help to take the beautiful game to distressed countries in conjunction with the Fifa Legends Programme.center_img He shared his experience and provided some insight into his role as it concerns giving hope to future stars. “I’ve been travelling around with Fifa,” he continued. “We were once at Malawi and the last time, I went to Tsonga, I’ve been with them [Fifa] for almost a year now. “I enjoy working with Fifa and being one of their ambassadors is great. You meet people; you try to pass a message to the upcoming players. “It’s not really about football alone because you meet with people from other sports, encouraging them to follow their dreams. “Having a chance talking these boys from the street, speaking to them to follow their passion is like a dream come true for me.” Yakubu is the first Nigerian to score a Champions League hat-trick, thanks to his treble for Maccabi Haifa against Olympiacos in the 2002–03 season. After an impressive spell in Israel, he joined Portsmouth where he helped Pompey earn promotion to the English Premier League. read also:Aiyegbeni tips Osimhen to become one of world’s best striker His 28 English elite division goals between his two seasons for Harry Redknapp’s men make him Portsmouth’s highest ever scorer in the Premier League, with nine more than their second-highest scorer Benjani Mwaruwari. On the international scene, he featured in three Africa Cup of Nations finals and is Nigeria’s third-highest all-time goalscorer with 21 goals from 57 caps. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

New Gambling Commission stats reveal “very bad news” for betting shops

first_img Share Related Articles William Hill pursues HMRC FOBTs rebate  May 20, 2020 Share StumbleUpon UKGC hails ‘delivered efficiencies’ of its revamped licence maintenance service  August 20, 2020 Submit GVC submits claim for HMRC FOBTs rebate May 21, 2020 The Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) has expressed that the latest statistics from the Gambling Commission display “very bad news” for the future of British betting shops.The Gambling Commission revealed that there are now 8,502 betting shops in the UK, a fall of almost 4% within the last six months and a number that represents a continual decline in betting shops, with  numbers being at the lowest they have been since the Commission began recording these results in 2009. Malcolm George, Chief Executive of the Association of British Bookmakers commented: “The pace at which betting shops are closing is very bad news for the future of a retailer that has been a fixture of the high street for over 55 years.“The government are currently consulting on gaming machines in betting shops. Any significant change in regulation could lead to over half of all shops closing and the loss of a further 21,000 jobs while doing nothing to address problem gambling.”The statistics also stated that the number of people employed within the gambling industry decreased by 1% since March 2016 to 106,236. Furthermore, the Commission detailed that the number of gaming machines in the country hads risen to 182,916, a figure the ABB identified as worrying because it coincided with the closure of betting shops, which subsequently meant the loss of 1,043 FOBTs. Therefore, the rise in gaming machines could be attributed to other venues such as arcades. In spite of the closure of betting shops, growth of remote sector gaming will be cited as the reason that the overall yield of the gambling industry was £13.7 bn, increasing 1.8% from the corresponding results of the previous year.last_img read more