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.

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.

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.


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