“You always get us out of trouble with your magic”, Adepoju pens emotional tribute to Yekini

“You always get us out of trouble with your magic”, Adepoju pens emotional tribute to Yekini

Former Super Eagles forward Mutiu Adepoju has penned emotional 8th-year remembrance message for late Rashidi Yekini.

 


Yekini who died on the 4th of 2012 was a member of the Super Eagles squad that won the 1994 African cup of Nations in Tunisia.

 

He finished the tournament as the top scorer with six goals and went on to scored Nigeria’s first-ever world cup against Bulgaria in Dallas USA.

 

Adepoju who was also an integral part of the Super Eagles set up spent eight years in the team with Yekini says he’s honored to be in the same team with the Nigerian legend and he will be loved by his mates.

 

“Dear mate, I feel honored playing with you in Nigeria colors and that was a big achievement on its own. You gave your 100% always.

 

It was never a dull moment with you in camp as everyone’s ribs would be cracked at your jokes. You were never a contentious person and you saw everyone as your brother not minding their backgrounds.

 

Whenever we seem down and defeated, you always conjure your magic wand and get us out of trouble with your goals.

 

I will never forget you, Nigerians will never forget you. Always in our hearts. Rest in peace king Rasheed Yekini. You were created to score goals and your class remains unmatched!” he wrote.

 

Yekini who died at the age of 48, made 58 appearances for Nigeria and scored 37 goals to become the all-time top scorer for the country.

 

 

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