Yakubu move is probed.
Byline: Eric Paylor
Yakubu scored the winning goal for Nigeria against Lesotho as fresh reports emerged that his transfer to Boro from Portsmouth was under scrutiny by Lord Stevens.
But Boro should hold no fears that they will be implicated im·pli·cate
tr.v. im·pli·cat·ed, im·pli·cat·ing, im·pli·cates
1. To involve or connect intimately or incriminatingly: evidence that implicates others in the plot.
2. in any way.
Yakubu's pounds 7.5m move to Teesside last year is said to be one of the 39 Premier League transfer which, according to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. the Lord Stevens Inquiry, needs further investigation.
However Boro chairman Steve Gibson revealed some time ago that the club were comfortable with their handling of the transfer arrangements and satisfied that all the necessary papers were in order.
It is believed that Lord Stevens may have noted the fact that Yakubu was part-owned by Maccabi Haifa Maccabi Haifa (Hebrew: אגודת מכבי חיפה-כרמל, Agudat Maccabi Haifa-Carmel , with whom the agent involved in the deal, Pini Zahavi, has links, and it's the details to where the pounds 7.5m was heading which might lead to investigations taking place.
It's likely that if any fresh investigation does take place, then Boro will be exonerated immediately.
Meanwhile Yakubu is concentrating on his football, netting the 50th minute winner which gave Nigeria three hard earned African Nations Cup qualifying points in Maseru.
The Boro striker is back in the Nigerian set-up after his much publicised Adj. 1. publicised - made known; especially made widely known
publicized bust-up with his country's coaching staff led to him missing the previous African Nations finals.
Yakubu's goal ensured that Nigeria took a two points lead ahead of Uganda in Group Three after two matches, with a 100% record from their opening two qualifiers.