- Rashidi Yekini has been rated as the best striker between him and Tony Yeboah
- This is according to the poll conducted by FIFA where fans voted
- Yekini scored 37 goals for the Super Eagles before he retired from football
Late former Super Eagles striker Rashidi Yekini has been rated above Ghana football legend Tony Yeboah in the poll created by the world football governing body FIFA.
FIFA on Thursday, June 18, came out with a poll on their twitter handle asking fans to choose who they think was the best between Rashidi Yekini and Tony Yeboah.
And after the stipulated time for the poll, the world football governing body got 10,445 votes in which Rashidi Yekini got 78 percent of the total votes while Yeboah got 22.
This means that football fans who love Rashidi Yekini's game are more than that of Ghana legend Tony Yeboah.
Like Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, Rashidi and Yeboah were also superb during their days of active football both for the national teams and clubs.
Rashidi Yekini who hailed from Kwara state was born in Kaduna and started his football career in the northern state before he moved to Ivory Coast.
It was from Africa Sports that Rashidi Yekini moved to Portugal where he joined Vitoria Setubal and was League's top scorer with 21 goals in 1994.
His performances the following season helped him to be named the African footballer of the year as Yekini became the first ever Nigerian to win the award.
Rashidi Yekini remains Super Eagles highest goal scorer with 37 goals after playing 58 games for Nigeria before retiring in 1998.
Known as 'Gangling', Rashidi Yekini died in Ibadan eight years ago and was taken to his home town Ira in Kwara state for burial.
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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Nigerian Football Federation denied reports going on that the body renounced a pledge made to the mothers of later Super Eagles stars Rashidi Yekini and Samuel Okwaraji.
There have been reports that the body's secretary Mohammed Sanusi renounced the pledge of paying Rashidi Yekini's mother and Samuel Okwaraji monthly stipend of N30,000.
NFF initially made the promise after Nigeria's Sports Minister Sunday Dare sent representatives to these two mothers for palliative to be given to them.
The Nigerian football chiefs reiterated their promise and added that even one year payment will be made to the mothers of Rashidi Yekini and Okwaraji.
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