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Ghanaian attacker Yakubu shakes off muscle problem to make 1461 Trabzon squad in Turkey

Published on: 12 April 2014
Shaibu Yakubu returns to action for 1461 Trabzon

By Akyereko Frimpong Manson

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Former Ghana youth attacker Shaibu Yakubu has been included in the 1461 Trabzon squad to face Manisaspor in the Turkish second-tier as he makes a return from a short-term injury problem.

The 27-year-old pulled out of training last Wednesday and could not get fielded for Trabzon's 1-1 stalemate with Kar??yaka last Sunday.

But the former AshGold forward returned to training on Tuesday and manager Ekram Al has included him in his 18-man squad to their must-win clash with Manisaspor at the 19 Mayis Stadyumu.

"I've trained this week and I'm in the squad for the game on Sunday," he told

Trabzon, who have two Ghanaians - former Hearts of Oak whizkid Torric Jebrin and Yakubu, have dropped into the relegation-zone and must record a positive results if they are to keep alive their hopes of remaining on the Turkish second-tier league.

Jebrin's season is over with a knee injury but Yakubu who was a member of the 2004 Ghana Olympics squad, would still be key for their survival campaign as he has an enormous experience in the Turkish second-tier.

His new role as a winger has had a negative effect on his scoring rate as he has netted just twice in 23 games.