Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Rashidi Yekini, One of the Greatest Soccer Players of All Time

Rashidi Yekini (23 October 1963 – 4 May 2012)
Photo Credit: Soccer Room Today.

Rashidi Yekini, One of the Greatest Soccer Players of All Time

The International Digital Post Network Limited, publishers and owners of Nigerian Times, Nigerians Report, Kisses ‘n’ Roses, American Times Online, Guaranty Success and other online and offline media channels joins the family, relations, friends, associates and others to mourn the shocking passing of Africa’s soccer maestro Rashidi Yekini, who died on Friday May 4, 2012 in south western Nigeria.

Yekini clutches the net after scoring Nigeria's first FIFA World Cup goal on the night of June 21, 1994, in the USA.

Rashidi Yekini, the legendary soccer superstar was Nigeria’s all time leading scorer and one of the greatest strikers in the history of soccer who never missed a penalty kick throughout his professional career in Nigeria and abroad. He scored Nigeria’s first goal in the history of the FIFA World Cup on June 21, 1994 in Nigeria’s Super Eagles 3-0 victory over Bulgaria at the 1994 FIFA World Cup in the United States of America.

May his soul rest in peace and may the Almighty God comfort us all and grant us the grace to bear the loss of this great patriot of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

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