- Former Super Eagles striker Rashidi Yekini died nine years ago in Ibadan, Oyo state
- Yekini's mother Sikiratu has rubbished claims that the goal king was killed by his people
- The Octogenarian explained that Rashidi Yekini was having issues years back in Ibadan
Sikiratu who is the mother of late former Super Eagles striker Rashidi Yekini has stated clearly that she is still feeling the pains the death of her son brought to her nine years after his demise.
Nine years ago, the whole Nigerian football fraternities were thrown into deep mourning following the shocking death of Rashidi Yekini who died in Ibadan, Oyo state.
There were serious controversies surrounding the death of the former Nigerian striker considering how he was taken to an unknown place by some of his family members.
Those who took Rashidi Yekini away from his house in Ibadan claimed that he was not mentally stable which made them to seek help in a traditional way.
Rashidi Yekini's younger brother Hakeem and sister Simiat were among those who took the Super Eagles legend to an unknown place for treatment, but unfortunately, they are both dead.
Legit.ng on Wednesday morning, May 5, visited Rashidi Yekini's mother in her house in Ijagbo, Oyun Local Government in Kwara state where she explained that nobody killed her son.
''I have heard many things from people who said Rashidi was killed by his people and I want to state clearly that I am his mother and how would I kill someone who built a house for me.
''We only tried to help him when he was having issues and we took him to a place which I don't know because Hakeem and Simiat got the contact of the traditional man.
Former Super Eagles star reveals why Nigeria should be thankful to late Rashidi Yekini, 9 years after his death
''Rashidi's death was not caused by anyone and I am still still feeling the pains of losing my son because he was the breadwinner of the family.''
Before his demise, Rashidi Yekini scored 37 goals for the Super Eagles of Nigeria and he remains all-time highest goalscorer in history for the three-time African champions.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how former Super Eagles striker Peter Ijeh showered encomiums on late legend Rashidi Yekini who passed away on May 4, 2012.
Nine years after his passage, Yekini remains the country’s record goal scorer with 37 goals in 62 appearances.
The striker was part of the team that participated in the 1994 where he netted Nigeria's first-ever goal in a World Cup, scoring the opener in a 3–0 win against Bulgaria.
His celebration after the goal remains one of the most iconic images of a FIFA World Cup as he cried holding onto the goal's net.