Abdul Sule: Ex-Nigerian player says Yekini’s goal record will remain for long

Abdul Sule: Ex-Nigerian player says Yekini’s goal record will remain for long

- Abdul Sule was part of the Super Eagles set up between 1992 and 1993

- The former Akademisk Boldklub of Denmark striker played as a defender for Nigeria

- Sule believes Yekini's 37 goals which remains the highest goal record in the Super Eagles will remain for a long time

Former Super Eagles defender Abdul Sule has disclosed that Nigeria’s all-time goal record held by late Rashidi Yekini will remain for a long time.

As a striker Abdul Sule was a member of the Nigerian senior national team between 1992 and 1993, but was converted as right back, following the presence of the likes of Yekini and Daniel Amokachi in the team.

With a massive 37 goals in 58 appearances, Yekini who died on May 4, 2012, still owns the record of Nigeria’s all-time leading goal scorer.

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The lanky goal poacher featured in five major tournaments, including two World Cups where he scored the country's first-ever goal in the competition in 1994. He was also named the African Footballer of the Year in 1993.

Abdul Sule: Ex- Eagles star claims Yekini’s goal scoring record remain for long
Abdul Sule being introduced to a minister by team captain Samson Siasia during a game in Lagos. Photo Credit: Abdul Sule (Facebook)
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Yekini was a cult hero at Portuguese club Victoria Setubal where he played between 1990 and 1994 scoring a staggering 91 goals in 114 appearances.

Speaking during a live Instagram chat with Legit.ng, Abdul Sule who was Yekini’s team-mate at that time says the late legend’s record for Nigeria will remain for a long time.

Abdul Sule: Ex- Eagles star claims Yekini’s goal scoring record remain for long
Abdul Sule celebrates a goal with team mates at Akademisk Boldklub of Denmark. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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“I think Rashidi Yekini’s record will stand for a long time. He was a striker who was always ready to score goals. If you give him the ball, he’s gone and it’s very hard for him to miss chances.

“If he had 10 chances, he will score 9. He was a striker who had the nose for goals. So getting another striker like Yekini, honestly, it will take time,” Abdul Sule told Legit.ng.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Nigeria's Federal Ministry of Sports under the leadership of Sunday Dare has placed mother of late Super Eagles striker Rashidi Yekini on a monthly stipend of N10,000.

This latest development comes eight years after the death of Rashidi Yekini who remains as Super Eagles leading scorer with 37 goals.

Since the death of late Rashidi Yekini, the mother of the legend has been battling for survival in Ijagbo, Kwara state where she lives.

And on Wednesday, May 6, Sports Minister Sunday Dare directed his representative Olaitan Shittu to visit Rashidi Yekini's mother where she was given Ramadan gifts.

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