FIFA and the Nigeria Football Federation shows respect to late Rashidi Yekini

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World football governing body FIFA and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Tuesday took to twitter to pay post-humous respect to late former Super Eagles striker Rashidi Yekini.

Yekini, who would have clocked 55 on Tuesday, was until his death Nigeria’s senior national football team highest goal scorer with 37 goals — a record yet unmatched

Yekini scored Nigeria’s first-ever FIFA World Cup goal at the 1994 tournament in the U.S. and followed it up with a remarkable celebration.

The late Yekini was born in Kaduna on Oct. 23, 1963 and died in Ibadan, Oyo State on May 4, 2012.

A former African Footballer of the Year, Yekini’s professional career spanned over two decades.

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