Late Rashidi Yekini, one of the greatest Footballers Nigeria has ever produced, was celebrated yesterday as Nigeria marked her 60 Independence Day Anniversary.
One of his three daughters, Yemisi, took to her page to share a photo of him celebrating Nigeria’s first goal at the FIFA World Cup..
Sharing the iconic photo, she wrote ;
Today, I would like to celebrate my dad, who was one of the greatest footballers to come out of Nigeria. Rashidi Yekini.
Today, I would like to celebrate my dad, who was one of the greatest footballers to come out of Nigeria. Rashidi Yekini pic.twitter.com/Mis6MdOnXv
— YemiYekini (@yemisi_xo) October 1, 2020
Her tweet brought back great memories especially to those who watched him play, see some reactions below ;
Mesiri wrote ;
He is the greatest in my books! Rashidi put the Super Eagles on World map with his goals and breaking the jinx
Purple B wrote ;
Your dad was the greatest to ever do it.
Ayo wrote ;
An absolutely fantastic man, one of the greatest football player to come out of Africa. Rest on legend.
This is football that we will forever celebrate…… https://t.co/DcHWRMRJt1
— Babagbemi Femi (@iamphemmie1) October 2, 2020
Your dad was the first footballer name I know and heard while growing up, legend live on in our heart https://t.co/TRrEvC0eNG
— King Of The West (@king__Olamide) October 2, 2020
You Dad was the greatest without a shadow of doubt.
Still struggling to find his replacement TBH. https://t.co/cIf3x4DOVc
— Oga Kpata Kpata 👑 (@EdorheJones) October 2, 2020
I used to think Rashidi was one guy and Yekini another 🙈
I can never forget….
Issa Gooooaaaaal!!!! https://t.co/XSfdsmcLqG
— Kinzo (@Akinmurewa) October 2, 2020
The passion & loyalty to his team/country is simply amazing.
Heroes don’t die, they live in our hearts forever❤️ https://t.co/4Ts5D5G4Ie
— Tila🧢 (@tilatilz) October 2, 2020
Rashidi Yekini, became a national hero in June 1994 when he scored Nigeria’s first-ever goal (against Bulgaria) in a FIFA World Cup tournament.