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Wednesday, 4 May 2016

TODAY in HISTORY / BIOGRAPHY: On This Day May 4, 2012, Nigeria Footballer RASHIDI YEKINI Died

Former Super Eagles Player & Striker, Rashidi Yekini died on this day in 2012. He was born on October 23, 1963. Yekini Scored 37 goals for Nigeria in 58 appearances. He was also named the African Footballer of the Year in 1993. He was part of the team that participated in the 1994 (where he netted Nigeria's first-ever goal in a World Cup, in a 3–0 win against Bulgaria, his celebration after scoring, crying while holding the goal's net, became one of the iconic images
of the tournament and the 1998 FIFA World Cups.
He died in Ibadan on 4 May 2012 at the age of only 48. Sources say he died of Depression.
May his soul continue to rest in Peace. Amen.

Tunde Sholedolu and 14 others like this.

Uroko Victor Onuora

(whispers )..,Endy.., change the pic abeg..,The second pic is Daniel amokachi...,

Monday Onoja


Kalu Eke Kalu

Why add Amokachi on picture...

Endy Edeson

@kalu & victor: it's my error, am re-editing the photo now.kindly bear with me. UPDATE: i have changed the photo

Ejiofor Ifeoma

Amen Continue to rest in the Lord we Nigerian still miss u

Jerry Meter

what's d need of remembering him in his death...when he was roaming abt like a mad man nobody cares

Vgbg Emmy Ajeabzzy

RIP to a Hero

Zaki Tor


Taiwo Boluwaji Fatide

May your soul continue rest in peace

Adeniyi Gabriel Kayode

Rest in peace.

Browayson John Sr.

Rest on Yekini My best striker ever ouaat Naija. ur memory lives on bck home & in ur dormer club Victoria Stubal of portugal. 21 gun salute!

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