In a bid to immortalize one of Nigeria’s legend, Late Rashidi Yekini, the League management company have named the yet-to-be unveiled highest goal scorer trophy for the NPFL after him.
The chairman of the LMC, mallam Shehu Dikko made this know in a statement on the league’s website.
“There is a broad plan to institute awards and honour outstanding players, officials, key stakeholders and fans in the league at the end of every season and there are a number of factors that led us to reach the decision to name one of these awards, that of the highest goal scorer after the late Rasheed Yekini,” said Dikko.
“The awards is part of strategic plans of the LMC to create commercial value and additional revenues out of the assets
inherent in the league property. “We considered the aspiration factor which seeks to let the players know that they too can become national heroes if
they achieve excellence and make a success of their career.
“It says to them that they too can become legends of the game and the society will honour them as we have sought to honour the late Yekini,” he concluded.
Rashidi Yekini was a prolific striker and he bagged 37goals for the Super Eagles in 58appearances.