FIFA Celebrate Super Eagles Legend Yekini’s 56th Posthumous Birthday

Yekini’s 56th Posthumous Birthday

The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) today commemorated Super Eagles legend Rashidi Yekini who was born on this day in 1963.

Yekini would have turned 56 today, Wednesday, October 23, if he were still alive.

FIFA evoked the fond memories of his extremely impressive sojourn in football before his painful demise at 48 in May 2012.

Yekini started his football career with UNTL Kaduna before a spell at Shooting Stars, Abiola Babes, Africa Sports.

He went to Europe to ply his trade, signing for Portuguese side Vitória de Setúbal, Olympiacos, Sporting Gijón, Zürich, Bizerte, Al-Shabab, Julius Berger, and Gateway.

The 1994 Africa Cup of Nations winner was the first Nigerian to win the African footballer of the year award in 1993.

He scored Super Eagles' first-ever World Cup goal in a 3–0 win against Bulgaria at USA '94.

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FIFA took to their social media pay tribute to the late striker Yekini on his 56th posthumous birthday.

This article was most recently revised and updated 3 years ago

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