25 October 2013

FIFA President ''Sepp Blatter' Pays Tribute To Late Nigerian Footballer Rashidi Yekini

Fifa President Sepp Blatter paid tribute to Nigeria's late football hero Rashidi Yekini.

Yekini who scored Nigeria's first World Cup goal, and remains the country's all-time top scorer with 37 goals from 58 games for the senior national team, died on 4th May 2012.

The former Olympiacos and Vitoria Setubal striker would have turned 50 on 23rd of October if he were alive, and Blatter tweeted a tribute in honour of the legend's birthday.
Yekini was top scorer in the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations enroute to the Super Eagles winning the competition which he was also adjudged to be the Most Valuable Player.

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