Rashidi Yekini To Be Immortalize By Naming Kwara Stadium After Him

Kwara state governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has pledged to immortalise late Super Eagles legend Rashidi Yekini by naming the Kwara State Sports Stadium in Ilorin after him.

The governor announced this on Thursday in Abuja when he paid a courtesy visit to the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, at his office.

He said: “We will send a bill to the State House of Assembly to immortalise Rashidi Yekini with the name of the stadium changing after the approval.’’

Earlier, Dare said the ministry had written series of letters to the Kwara Government on the need to immortalise the football icon.

Dare urged the governor to sustain his support for sports development as it was a veritable tool for engaging the youth and reducing social vices in the country.

The minister also discussed several ways of developing youth and sports with the governor in line with international best practices.

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Rashidi Yekini who hails from Kwara, died on May 4, 2012 in Ibadan at the age of 48.

This article was most recently revised and updated 4 years ago

Efe Bridget is a writer at GoalBall. She is a graduate of Mass Communication with 12 years of experience working with reputable publications.