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Yakubu lifts spirits amid Malawi cyclone aftermath

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FIFA Foundation

"Believe in the future"

Yakubu Ayegbeni had a storied playing career that took him around the world. Starting in his native Nigeria, he went on to play in Israel, England, China PR, Qatar and Turkey. Undoubtedly, this makes him one of the most worldly and experienced ex-footballers from Africa.

However, he was back on the mother continent recently for an experience like no other. In the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Idai, the country of Malawi has been devastated, with thousands of people affected by one of the worst tropical cyclones on record to affect Africa and the Southern Hemisphere.

FIFA.com?caught up with Yakubu after the former Nigeria forward, along with?the FIFA Foundation?and in conjunction with the?FIFA Legends Programme, visited children at a Community Centre in Nsanje, Malawi where people were taking refuge after the disaster.

Yakubu Ayegbeni had a storied playing career that took him around the world. Starting in his native Nigeria, he went on to play in Israel, England, China PR, Qatar and Turkey. Undoubtedly, this makes him one of the most worldly and experienced ex-footballers from Africa.

However, he was back on the mother continent recently for an experience like no other. In the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Idai, the country of Malawi has been devastated, with thousands of people affected by one of the worst tropical cyclones on record to affect Africa and the Southern Hemisphere.

FIFA.com?caught up with Yakubu after the former Nigeria forward, along with?the FIFA Foundation?and in conjunction with the?FIFA Legends Programme, visited children at a Community Centre in Nsanje, Malawi where people were taking refuge after the disaster.

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FIFA Legend Yakubu Ayegbeni visiting a community in Malawi affected by Tropical Cyclone Idai

That is the beauty of football. It makes people happy. It’s great to see football making them smile again after this disaster.

FIFA Legend Yakubu Ayegbeni visiting a community in Malawi affected by Tropical Cyclone Idai
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