Fifa President Sepp Blatter paid tribute to Nigeria’s late football hero Rashidi Yekini yesterday.
Yekini who scored Nigeria’s first World Cup goal, and remains the country’s all-time top scorer with 37 goals from 58 games for the senior national team, died on 4th May 2012.
The former Olympiacos and Vitoria Setubal striker would have turned 50 on 23rd of October if he were alive, and Blatter tweeted a tribute in honour of the legend’s birthday.
“Rasheed Yekini would have been 50 today. His name as scorer of Nigeria’s first World Cup goal lives on,” the message on Blatter’s official twitter handle read.
Yekini was top scorer in the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations enroute to the Super Eagles winning the competition which he was also adjudged to be the Most Valuable Player.