Speaking during the fidau prayer of late Super Eagles’s striker, Rashidi Yekini held on Saturday 12th May 2012 at Kwara state, the Nigeria Football Federation President, Aminu Maigari, revealed that the NFF would immortalise the deceased hero. Not only have NFF decided to name the U-17 tournament after him, proceeds from an international football match which will be organized in his honour would also go to his family.
The NFF, through its first vice President, Chief Mike Umeh, also donated N500,000 to the immediate family of the late star footballer who left behind three wives and three daughters .
“NFF is not going to close its eyes in taking care of Yekini’s family. It is going to ensure that through the Minister of Youths and Sports, Yekini has a national honour.
There are many more things to come. The moment we have our executive meeting in Abuja next week, we will get back to Yekini’s family. Yekini is not a man to be forgotten in a hurry.”