Yekini Posthumously Fearsome In Egypt Seven Years On

Yekini Posthumously Fearsome In Egypt Seven Years On

Although, he is late, the memories of former Super Eagles forward Rashidi Yekini is still evergreen in the minds of soccer enthusiasts in Egypt, Completesports.com reports.

Yekini, one of the most deadliest strikers to have come out of Africa died in Ibadan, South West , Nigeria on May 4, 2012 at the age of 48.

He scored 37 goals in 58 international appearances for Nigeria and remains the country’s all time highest goal scorer.

The powerful forward was also named African best footballer in 1993 and scored Nigeria’s first goal on their debut at the 1994 FIFA World Cup in the United States of America.

Despite his unfortunate demise and emergence of other top talents from Nigeria , his popularity has not waned among Egyptian fans who kept shouting his the name ‘YEKINI’ once they identify a sports journalist or football fan from Nigeria.

A football fan, Hassan Mansour, recalled Yekini’s scoring prowess during his playing days.

“Rashidi Yekini. .. I can never forget him. I remember the goal he scored against us (Egypt) at the Nations Cup in Algeria. He is so big and powerful,” Mansour told Completesports.com.

“Kanu, Okocha and others are good too but Yekini was the best. We still remember him here in Egypt.”

By Adeboye Amosu in Alexandria

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