Ex-Ajax midfielder Yakubu Abubakar dies

Yakubu Abubakar died aged 35

The death is reported of former Black Stars midfielder Yakubu Abubakar.

The former Ajax and Vitesse Arnhem player died in a hospital in Tema on Tuesday after a short illness.

Abubakar Yakubu was one of the visible players in the Ajax set-up.

He plied his trade between 1999 and 2005 with the Dutch side with whom he won the Dutch Eredivisie in 2002 and 2004.

He was also a member of the 1997 Black Starlets side that won Silver in the U-17 World Cup in Egypt.

He represented Ghana at the senior level 16 times and was a key member of the Ratomir Dujkovic side that failed at the 2006 Africa Cup of Nations.

By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh||Ghana

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