FIFA, NFF pay tribute to Rashidi Yekini – Independent Observers

FIFA, NFF pay tribute to Rashidi Yekini

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By Ayodele Ayelomi

The football global community has taken to the social media to celebrated late Super Eagles star, Rashidi Yekini, seven years after his death of Nigerian footballer.

World football governing body, FIFA, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and fans all joined together to pay glowing tribute to the legend.

Late Yekini, Nigeria’s all time top scorer with 37 goals in 58 appearances, died on May 4, 2012 at the age of 48 in a private hospital in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital after suffering from illness.

The Kaduna-born Super Eagles forward, had a glorious career shinning as a striker in the Nigerian and Portuguese leagues.

In a post via its verified Twitter handle, the NFF wrote: “The legend Rashidi Yekini lives on. On this day in 2012, Nigeria’s all time top scorer passed on to glory. Keep resting in peace, Goals-Father. #WeRememberYekini”.

#OnThisDay seven years ago, we lost @NGSuperEagles legend Rashidi Yekini.

“The first player to score a World Cup goal for the Super Eagles, his passionate celebration will always have its place in the history of the tournament,” FIFA wrote on its verified world cup Twitter handle.

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