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Eight years on, FIFA, NFF, Eagles celebrate late Rashidi Yekini

Eight years after the demise of  Super Eagles ace Rashidi Yekini,  football governing body, FIFA, and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have continued to celebrate the legendary striker.

The global football body via its Twitter handle: @FIFAWorldCup, wrote: “Rasheed Yekini produced one of the most iconic celebrations in #WorldCup history after scoring the
Super Eagles first-ever goal in the competition.

“Africa sadly lost of its greatest-ever players #OnThisDay in 2012, but his legend will live on eternally.”

In similar vein, the NFF remembered the gangling striker as one of the most feared forward in the world.

It said: “Today, we remember one of the World’s most feared strikers of his time, Rashidi Yekini who passed on to glory on this day in 2012.

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“May his soul continue to rest in peace.”

Interestingly, the late striker netted Nigeria’s first goal at the FIFA World Cup against Bulgaria in 1994.

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