Former New Town Youth Defender Returns To Action In Vorskla Poltava Home Win


Ghana defender, Najeeb Yakubu returned to action for Ukrainian top flight side, Vorskla Poltava on Saturday.

The 20-year-old played 83 minutes for his side who beat Olimpik Donetsk 3-0 on match day 19 in the Ukrainian premier league.

The former Ghana U-17 defender had been out of action for three weeks with a muscle injury.

He was an unused substitute for Vorskla in last week’s 1-0 home defeat to FC Dnipro.

He was however deployed at left back against Olimpik Donetsk in a 4-4-1-1 formation by manager Yuri Maximov.

He was replaced by Daniil Siemiliet on the 83rd minute.

The win sends Vorskla into 4th on the league table with 31 points and a place for next season’s UEFA Europa League should they maintain their current status.

Vorskla got their goals courtesy a double from forward, Ruslan Stepanyuk on the 13th and the 55th minute.

The brace came in between Igor Snurnitsyn own goal on the 25th minute to finish the game at 3-0