Rashidi Yekini: Kwara state government considers renaming sports complex after late legend

Rashidi Yekini: Kwara state government considers renaming sports complex after late legend

- Rashidi Yekini remains Nigeria’s record goal scorer with 37

- He died at Ibadan, the Oyo state capital, on May 4, 2012 at the age of 48

- The Kwara state government is set to rename a stadium after the late legend

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Rashidi Yekini is set to be honoured eight years after the Super Eagles legend passed away as the Kwara state government considers renaming the major sports complex after him.

Governor of the state AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq disclosed this during a courtesy visit to the Minister for Youths and Sports Development Sunday Dare.

During the interaction, several sporting issues were raised as the state hopes to collaborate with the Sports Ministry.

According to Governor Abdulrazaq, efforts are ongoing to rename the Kwara State Sports Complex Stadium, Ilorin, after late Yekini.

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“We will send a bill to the State House of Assembly to immortalize Rashidi Yekini with the name of the stadium changing, after the approval,” he said as cited in Complete Sports.

Buttressing the statement, the minister told the governor that several letters had been sent to the Kwara state government to immortalize the late footballer.

Rashidi Yekini: Kwara state government considers renaming sports complex after late legend

Rashidi Yekini to have stadium renamed after him in Kwara. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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The Governor said he was looking forward to hosting the USA ’94.

Earlier, Nigeria's Federal Ministry of Sports under the leadership Sunday Dare has mother of late Super Eagles striker Rashidi Yekini on a monthly stipend of N10,000.

This 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.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Daniel Amokachi has stated that he prefers to have his former team-mate Jay Jay Okocha in his midfield during a tough match involving the Nigerian national team, ahead of former captain Mikel Obi.

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Amokachi fondly called ‘The Bull’ played alongside Okocha in a Super Eagles squad which many refer to as the best ever team out of Nigeria.

Both Okocha and Amokachi won the Africa Cup of Nations together in the 1994 in Tunisia and also went to the Fifa World Cup that same year, with Amokachi getting two goals.

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