FIFA, NFF Commemorate Rashidi Yekini’s 55th posthumous birthday [Video]

FIFA, NFF Commemorate Rashidi Yekini’s 55th posthumous birthday

FIFA has marked the 55th posthumous birthday of Nigeria’s first World Cup goal scorer, Rashidi Yekini on Tuesday.

A photo of the late Yekini, celebrating a goal was shared on FIFA World Cup Twitter handle @FIFAWorldCup.

The tweet read, “Rashidi Yekini, scorer of Nigeria’s SuperEagles’s first goal at the #WorldCup, would have been 55 today.

“The celebration from Nigeria’s record goal-scorer will live on in World Cup folklore.”

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) also celebrated Yekini on the federation’s Twitter handle. @thenff.

Yekini scored 37 goals as a Nigerian international, and represented the nation in five major tournaments, including one World Cup in USA ‘94 where he scored the country’s first-ever goal in the competition. He was also named the African Footballer of the Year in 1993.

Yekini died on 4th May 2012 in Ibadan.

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