Rashidi Yekini: Nigeria Remembers the Legendary Gangling Striker

Rashidi Yekini: Nigeria Remembers the Legendary Gangling Striker

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Rashidi Yekini celebrates scoring Nigeria’s first goal at the FIFA World Cup in 1994 | Getty Images

Nigeria remembers Rashidi Yekini. and needs another goal poacher with the gangling strides of the that Legend, with due respect to the current stars of the Super Eagles.

Indeed Rashidi Yekini still holds the record as Nigeria’s all-time goal scorer; important goals and postcard moments to go with them.


 

He scored Nigeria’s first goal at the Country’s first ever FIFA World Cup appearance after a brilliant run at the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations in Tunisia, where he finished as top scorer.

 

In 1993 he won the African Player of the year award, becoming the first Nigerian to achieve the feat.

 

Rashidi Yekini died aged 49, on 4 May, 2012 and many fans took to twitter to celebrate the legend and his achievements with the Super Eagles.

 

 

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