Oliseh Narrates How Senior Players Ganged Up Against Yekini

Sunday Oliseh has revealed how Late Rashidi Yekini shockingly went on his knees to beg his Super Eagles teammates for support ahead of the USA ’94 World Cup.

There seemed to have been envy at his good fortunes among teammates.

Rumours in the media stated that the players were unhappy that Yekini had refused to spend any of his POTY winning money on teammates.

Writing in his new autobiography, “Audacity to Refuse”, Oliseh said that days before the team’s departure to the US, Yekini fell on his knees to plead with his teammates for consistent service to enable him to score goals.

It was an act that “shocked” the former Nigeria captain and coach and has Oliseh “puzzled” till date.

Here is an excerpt from his book:

“The next day we had a meeting amongst ourselves called up by Captain Keshi and the senior players.

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“Several issues were discussed and like always, the youngsters and minorities, of which I was a member, just looked on speechless and impotent at the charade.”

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