The Nigeria Football Federation and Federation of International Football Association have paid glowing tribute to the late former Super Eagles forward Rashidi Yekini seven years after his demise.
The late Yekini who is Nigeria’s all-time record top scorer with 37 goals in 58 appearances died on May 4, 2012, at the age of 48.
“The legend of Rashidi Yekini lives on. On this day in 2012, Nigeria’s all-time top scorer passed on to glory. Keep resting in power, Goals-Father. #WeRememberYekini” reads a tweet on the official Twitter handle of the NFF on Saturday.
“#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 tweeted.