Rashidi Yekini was Super Eagles top player and legend, always scoring goals when Nigeria needed it the most also carried the African cup of nations in 1994.When you mention his name among friends, old, young and even amongst women who really don’t give much attention to football like their male folks: there will always be smiles on their faces at the sound of his name. He was a delight to behold on the pitch.
He died and was buried in Ira, Kwara State, Nigeria. In his family house. The sight of his grave tells more of how we treat heroes. In your deep thoughts you will be scared to assume if serving Nigeria with dignity is worth it.
Oh how fast we forget the dead in my Country. Yekini’s story is just little among so many forgotten names that have stood out amongst all.
Heroes like Rashidi Yekini and more will have been more appreciated and honoured so that it will be motivations to others. Recently the NFF honored him and his squads which is commendable.