Amokachi Posts Stunning Photo of Rashidi Yekini, Makes Touching Statement About the Super Eagles Legend

Amokachi Posts Stunning Photo of Rashidi Yekini, Makes Touching Statement About the Super Eagles Legend

  • Daniel Amokachi has hailed late Super Eagles striker Rashidi Yekini claiming that the deceased would forever be missed
  • Amokachi and Rashidi Yekini played together at the 1994 Nations Cup which they won and also the World Cup in USA
  • Rashidi Yekini during his playing days featured for many clubs and he scored massive 37 goals for the Super Eagles

Daniel Amokachi has posted touching photo of himself and late former teammate in the Super Eagles Rashidi Yekini describing the former Shooting Stars' striker as one of the best in Nigeria and Africa.

In the Super Eagles, Rashidi Yekini and Daniel Amokachi played together and even won the 1994 African Cup of Nations together where the deceased finished as the best player of the tournament.

Rashidi Yekini
Rashidi Yekini while in action for the Super Eagles. Photo: BONGARTS/Henri-Szwarc
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In a post Daniel Amokachi made available on his page, the former Everton striker stated clearly that he has missed his former teammate.

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Daniel Amokachi's comment

''WITH THE LEGENDARY GANGLING RASHEEDI #YEKINI ONE OF NIGERIAN / AFRICAN BEST NO.9 EVER. YOU ARE SURELY MISSED, CONTINUE TO REST LEGEND.''

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There is no doubt about the fact that Rashidi Yekini was one of the best strikers in the world during his active playing days considering his record and goals scored for clubs and nation.

Born in Kaduna, Rashidi Yekini is a native of Ira town in Kwara state and it was in the northern state that the goal king started his football career then at UNTL.

His brilliant performances at the club paved ways for him to move to Shooting Stars of Ibadan in 1982 where he scored 45 goals in three years before joining defunct Abiola Babes.

And in the Super Eagles, Rashidi Yekini who died in 2012 remains Nigeria's highest goalscorer in history with 37 goals.

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Speaking to Legit.ng on his relationship with late Rashidi Yekini, Bashir Badawiy who is the General Manager of Kwara United described the deceased as an icon who should be immortalized.

Bashir Badawiy's reaction

''Everyone know that me and Yekini were very close because we both grew up in Kaduna and we are from the same town and the legacy he left behind can never be forgotten.
''Scoring 37 goals for the Super Eagles is not a joke and I believe he should have been immortalized by naming one of the biggest stadiums in Nigeria after him.''

Daniel Amokachi Reveals Why Nigeria Will Never Produced a Player Like Austin Jay-Jay Okocha

Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Nigerian ex-international Daniel Amokachi showered encomiums on former teammate Jay Jay Okocha, saying Nigeria will never see another player like the midfield maestro.

Amokachi stressed that players like Okocha only come once in a life time, as fans begin to praise Chidera Ejuke who has shown enough quality in the midfield.

Since Okocha retired from the national team, Nigeria is yet to see another impressive dribbler in the Super Eagles until Ejuke showed glimpses of that he could do against Central African Republic.

Source: Legit

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