With 37 goals in 58 matches donning the green and white Jersey, Rashidi Yekini is arguably NIgeria's finest goal-poacher. The biggest goal machine of the oil-rich nation in his hey days, King Yekini undoubtedly has a reserved place in Nigeria's football history. The man whose happiest moments came with the ball at the back of the net, King Yekini bade a final farewell to this world. Yekini died in Ibadan on Friday and his corpse has been carried to Offa, his home town in Kwara State.
He will be remembered for his iconic
celebration after Nigeria’s first goal ever at the 1994 World Cup
Yekini started his football career at UNTL
football club in Kaduna before moving to IICC Shooting Stars, from where
he was selected for the national team and became a scoring star. He
participated in many Nations Cup competitions, from 1984 to 1994 in
Tunisia when the Super Eagles won the trophy and was a part of arguably
Nigeria's best ever collection of players in the national team - the
He was 48 years old.