Some called me him Rashidi ‘Ye-King’ while others referred to him as the goal-scoring machine Nigeria has never been able to replace.
Rashidi Yekini was indeed one of the greatest Nigerian soccer players ever to grace the scene of the beautiful round leather game.
While he had 58 caps for Nigeria, Yekini scored a whooping 37 goals in such a short period of time.
Yekini also scored Nigeria’s first ever goal in a world cup.
His club career saw him play for clubs home and abroad UNTL Kaduna, Nigeria (1982–1984) Shooting Stars, Ibadan Nigeria (1984–1987) Abiola Babes, Abeokuta Nigeria (1987–1990) Africa Sports, Cote Divoire (1990–1994) Vitória Setúbal, Portugal (1994–1995) Olympiacos Greece, (1995–1996), Sporting Gijón Spain (1997) Vitória Setúbal (1997–1998); Fussballclub Zürich, Switzerland, (1998–1999) Bizerte, Tunisia (1999) Al-Shabab, Saudi Arabia (1999–2002) and then back to Africa Sports, Cote Divoire, (2002–2003), Julius Berger Lagos (2005) and Gateway, Abeokuta (2005).
It’s been 4 years since the Nigerian international passed away and in honour of the great attacker, here are 4 times he stunned us with his eye for goal.
- Rashidi Yekini’s first goal in the game – Nigeria vs Algeria (Lagos’ 93)
2. Rashidi Yekini scores Nigeria’s first goal in a world cup in match against Bulgaria (USA’ 94 )
3. Rashidi Yekini scored a winning free-kick against Zaire now DR Congo (Ziguchor’ 92)
4. Rashidi Yekini scores against Kenya (92′)