3 years after his shocking and painful death, Nigerian football legend has been remembered by his former club, Vitoria de Setubal of Portugal.
Nigerians have taken to social media to vent their disappointment with the Nigerian Football Administration for failing to honour him with a befitting memorial years after his demise. Some of his colleagues were not left out, they have also been slammed for not paying tributes to the iconic footballer.
Yekini holds the record of the highest goal scorer in the national team scoring 37 goals in 58 appearances. Born on October 23, 1963 in Kaduna, he featured in several local clubs like the IICC Shooting Stars of Ibadan and the defunct Abiola Babes before he moved to Cote d’Ivoire to play for Africa Sports National. From there he joined Vitoria de Setubal of Portugal.
His incredible feats in his career earned him several accolades including the African Footballer of the Year title in 1993, the first ever in the country. He got a spot in history books for scoring Nigeria’s first ever world cup goal. He was Nigeria’s marksman in 1994 as the Super Eagles won the 1994 Nation’s Cup in Tunisia.
He passed on on 4th May 2012 at the age of 48. He was rumoured to have suffered mental illness for years before he breathed his last.
May his soul find repose. Amen